Matthew Haney is building a reputation for fresh innovative productions. Most recently Mr. Haney completed a two-year residency with Pittsburgh Opera where he directed popular productions of Handel’s Alcina and Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied. Previously, at Marble City Opera in Knoxville, he directed a new intimate production of Verdi's La Traviata and the world premiere of Follow Suit. Mr. Haney has also stage directed for Winter Opera St. Louis, working on productions of Carmen, La Cenerentola and L'amico Fritz.
Prior to his time in St. Louis, Mr. Haney served as the Rimrock Opera principal stage director for three seasons. During his time with Rimrock Opera he directed productions of Turandot, La Traviata, The Crucible, Rigoletto and Tosca. For his production of Aïda with Rimrock Opera, he received acclaim for his “cleverly designed and visually fresh productions”. Other directing engagements for Mr. Haney have included productions with University of Kansas, University of Central Missouri, William Jewel College, and Lawrence Opera Theater. Mr. Haney has been an assistant director for San Antonio Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Central City Opera, Opera Omaha, Tulsa Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Mobile Opera, and University of Kansas and Pittsburgh Opera.