Matthew Haney Bio

Matt Haney

Director Matthew Haney is establishing himself as an innovative voice on the operatic stage.  In his recent production of Aïda with Rimrock Opera, he received acclaim for his “cleverly designed and visually fresh productions”.  Serving as the principal stage director for Rimrock Opera for the last 3 seasons, Matthew has also created memorable productions of Rigoletto and The Crucible.  Recent seasons have included working on productions for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Mobile Opera, The University of Kansas and William Jewell College. Recent credits include: Nixon in China, Norma, The Rake’s Progress, Tosca, Suor Angelica, Die Zauberflöte, Der Fliegende Holländer and Dido and Aeneas. In addition to his success in directing grand opera, Matthew is gaining recognition for his inventive, bold and moving productions of new works. Upcoming projects include a return to Montana, where Matthew will design, direct and produce La Traviata, and a return to The University of Kansas where he will work on Peter Brook’s The Tragedy of Carmen.