E. Loren Meeker is a stage director whose work has been seen at leading companies across the United States, Argentina and Singapore. She is a diverse artist with a background in dance and theatre that allows her to bring a unique vision to her work.
In 2018, she will direct a new production of The Cunning Little Vixen for the Glimmerglass Festival. She received critical acclaim for recent productions of Carmen at Washington National Opera and Lucia di Lammermoor at New Orleans Opera.
Other recent directing credits include La bohème (Glimmerglass Festival, San Diego Opera), Amleto (OperaDelaware), Show Boat and Manon (Dallas Opera), Die Fledermaus (Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, New Orleans Opera), Manon Lescaut (Singapore Lyric Opera), Manon (Teatro Colón), Madama Butterfly (Opera North Carolina), Carmen and L'elisir d'amore (Finger Lakes Opera), and Cendrillon and Vinkensport, or the Finch Opera (Boston University Opera Institute). In addition to her work with standard repertoire, Loren has directed five world premieres for Houston Grand Opera (HGOco) and is looking forward to staging more new works in the near future.
She directed the 2016 world premiere of Jason and the Argonauts for Lyric Opera of Chicago (Lyric Unlimited) this summer, after which she continued her collaboration with Francesca Zambello on a new production of Aida for San Francisco Opera. Loren wrapped up 2016 and ushered in 2017 with her European debut by directing two productions of Candide in France: first at the Toulouse Métropole, Théâtre du Capitole and then at the Opéra National de Bordeaux. Returning to the United States, she created new productions of Faust for New Orleans Opera and The Barber of Seville for Opera San Antonio.