Evans Haile, General Director of Opera North, has a unique background encompassing theatre, music, and broadcasting. Along with Opera North, he is also the Executive Director of the Award-winning York Theatre company in New York City. Previous to coming to Opera North, he was Producing Artistic Director of the historic Cape Playhouse (America's Oldest Professional Summer Theatre) from 1999-2014. As a conductor, the orchestras and opera companies he has worked with include the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Boston POPs, the Florida Grand Opera, and currently the Gainesville (Fla.) orchestra, to name a few.
Course Title: Raising the Curtain! Backstage and Onstage with Opera North, Where Musical Theatre Sings! (Summer Term 2018)
"Outstanding, truly outstanding. It greatly enhanced my knowledge and appreciation of live theater."
"Evans Haile was terrific! The behind-the-scenes field trip (to the Lebanon Opera House) was fascinating. Hearing from several directors, actors, and production staff during the 4 weeks of the course was extremely interesting. I learned a lot and I have a better appreciation of how special Opera North is!"
"Evans presentation was dynamic, his guest directors and actors were so charismatic, and his organization was great, covering the shows basically one at a time. One of the most exciting experiences in any course I've ever taken was the backstage tour of the Lebanon Opera House."