Eric Einhorn


The American director is cofounder of On Site Opera, a company dedicated to immersive, site-specific productions, including Einhorn’s own productions of John Musto’s Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt (world premiere) at the American Museum of Natural History this fall and Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star (New York premiere) later this season. Einhorn has directed productions throughout the United States at companies including The Metropolitan Opera (Hansel and Gretel, Rigoletto), Florentine Opera (Giulio Cesare, Turandot), Portland Opera (Carmen), Pacific Symphony (Turandot, Tosca, Orff’s Carmina Burana), Austin Opera (The Flying Dutchman and Dialogues of the Carmelites, awarded Best Opera at the Austin Critics’ Table Awards in addition to garnering a nomination as Best Director in 2009), Pittsburgh Opera (Xerxes, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Carmen, Don Pasquale), and Utah Opera (Fidelio). He also previously joined Lyric Unlimited to direct Wlad Marhulets’s The Property (world premiere), a klezmer opera for which he was also adapter. His other productions for On Site Opera include a trilogy of operas based on Beaumarchais plays: Giovanni Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville, Marcos Portugal’s The Marriage of Figaro (North American premiere), and Darius Milhaud’s La mère coupable, as well as Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto in a coproduction with Atlanta Opera.

Previously at Lyric: I puritani (2017|18); Hansel and Gretel (2012|13).

Last updated: February 4, 2018