"A production that was as near perfection as one could ever ask" - Broadway World
Audrey Chait is a director, writer, and producer specializing in opera and multi-disciplinary performance art.
Recent directing credits include Bolcom's Dinner at Eight, and the Bach St. John Passion, both at Cincinnati College/Conservatory of Music, Scalia/Ginsburg with Opera North, The Magic Flute (Outreach Tour) at Kentucky Opera, La cenerentola at Opera Las Vegas, and L’elisir d’amore at Winter Opera St. Louis. Ms. Chait’s assistant director credits include Santa Fe Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Carnegie Hall, Portland Opera, and Opera Colorado.
In her prior career as a producer and stage manager, Ms. Chait specialized in large-scale site-specific theatrical projects, including several collaborations with On Site Opera: at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, the Cotton Club, and the Fabbri Mansion. She also oversaw a multi-venue TEDx conference produced at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As an administrator, she worked for two years at the Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at the Juilliard School.
Ms. Chait holds a BA in Literary Arts from Brown University, where she studied playwriting and performance art with Erik Ehn. While at Brown, she was selected to travel to Berlin to meet with students in Daniel Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. In 2009, she directed her first opera and never looked back.
Her writing (fiction, poetry, and plays) tends toward magical realism, broad comedy, and often incorporates operatic elements in both style and content.
Audrey's production of L'elisir d'amore is nominated for a St. Louis Theater Circle Award for "Best Opera"! Check it out here:
The Bartered Bride
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music