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Productions directed by
Andrea Mellis:
2018

The Illuminator

CLICK HERE to visit a
Crowdfunding Site
in support of a production of
Bernstein's ON THE TOWN
at the Armenian State Opera, in the summer of 2018.




Productions 2017

The Illuminator

THE ILLUMINATOR
(Ron Hannah/Andrea Mellis)
(World Première)
Paronian Theatre, Yerevan, AND Vardan Adjemian State Drama Theatre, Gyumri, Armenia
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Productions 2015

City of Angels

CITY OF ANGELS
(Cy Coleman)
Off-Theater, Vienna
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Productions 2014

Carmen

CARMEN
(Bizet)
Opera Nuova Summer Opera Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Magic Flute

THE MAGIC FLUTE
(Mozart-in English)
Chilliwack Opera Troupe, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
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Productions 2013

OH, WIE SCHÖN IST PANAMA (Moritz/Kraus-Hübner)
Dehnberger Hof Theater, Dehnberg, Germany (Revived for the Bavarian Theatre Festival)



Productions 2012

City of Angels

CITY OF ANGELS
(Cy Coleman)
Erasmus Hogeschool, Brussells
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The Pirates of Penzance

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
(Gilbert and Sullivan)
Big Box Theatre, Kempten, Germany
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La Mandragola

LA MANDRAGOLA
(Machiavelli)
Frundsberg Festival, Mindelheim, Germany
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Productions 2011

OH, WIE SCHÖN IST PANAMA (Moritz/Kraus-Hübner)
(World Premiere) Dehnberger Hof Theater, Dehnberg, Germany



Productions 2010

Lucky Stiff

LUCKY STIFF
(Ahrens/Flaherty)
Zinnema, Brussels
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Productions 2009

FREUNDINNEN—BRIEFWECHSEL ZWEIER FRAUEN
(Mellis/Feischl)
Hilpoltstein, Germany

DER SÄNGERKRIEG ZU SULZBACH-ROSENBERG (Mellis/Chr.W. von Gluck)
Berufsfachschule für Musik, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany

DAS ZAUBERWORT
(Josef Rheinberger)
Theater Hof, Germany

KISS ME, KATE
(Cole Porter)
MODEON, Marktoberdorf, Germany

RHYMING GAMES/REIMSPIELE
(Robert Jamison Crow), Babenbergerhalle, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Productions 2008

falsettos

FALSETTOS
(William Finn)
Brussels
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Productions 2007

HEXEN
(Ashkenasi/Lund)
24 June - Schupfen Gallery, Herzogenburg, Austria
27 September - Baroque Museum, Salzburg, Austria


Productions 2006

Photo by Laurent Ziegler

Il COMBATTIMENTO di TANCREDI e CLORINDA (Monteverdi) and JEPTHE (Carissimi)
Kulturhalle, Sieggraben, Austria
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Productions 2005

HEXEN
(Ashkenasi/Lund)
Schupfen Gallery,
Herzogenburg, Austria

L'HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT (Stravinsky)
Bezirksfestwochen, Vienna

KULINARIUM
(Collage, Dialogues by A.Mellis)
University for Music
and Performing Arts, Vienna


Productions 2004

INTO THE WOODS (Sondheim/Lapine)
University of Music
and Performing Arts, Vienna



Productions 2003

LUDUS DANIELIS
Sage Theater, Times Square
New York

DIE SACHE MIT DER LIEBE, Koninklijk Musiekconservatorium, Brussells, Belgium





FALSETTOS
(Ahrens/Flaherty)
University of Music
and Performing Arts, Vienna
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Productions 2002

CHRISTINE'S AUDITION
(Mellis)
Theater im Tabakmuseum, Wien (World Première)




ON THE TOWN
(Bernstein)
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
- and -
Sommerfestspiele Meran, Italy
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Productions 2001



HIEHER KAM DER FLÖTENTON (Mellis/Mozart)
Städtebundtheater, Hof, Germany
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GODSPELL
(Stephen Schwarz)
University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna
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Productions 2000

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
(Mary Rogers)
University of Music
and Performing Arts, Vienna



Productions 1999



INTO THE WOODS
(Sondheim)
Steirischer Herbst Festival, Deutschlandsberg, Austria
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DER ALPTRAUM
VON RICHARD W.
University of Music
and Performing Arts, Vienna




POLLICINO
(Henze)
Städtebundtheater, Hof, Germany
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Productions 1998

SHOWCASE '98
University for Music
and Performing Arts, Vienna




QUILTERS
(Damashek/Newman)
University of Music
and Performing Arts, Vienna
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Productions 1997



DAS WINTERMÄRCHEN
(The Winter's Tale)
(Shakespeare)
FestSpielHaus, St. Pölten, Austria
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L'ORFEO
(Monteverdi)
FestSpielHaus, St. Pölten, Austria
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DIE BETTLEROPER
(Britten)
University for Music
and Performing Arts, Vienna


ALL THAT JAZZ
(Collage)
University for Music
and Performing Arts, Vienna
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LUDUS DANIELIS
(Liturgical Drama)
St. Xaver Church, Leoben, Austria



Productions 1996



SNOOPY!!!
(Hackady/Grossman)
University for Music
and Performing Arts, Vienna
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LUDUS DANIELIS
(Liturgical Drama)
Rochus Church, Vienna
- and -
St. Xaver Church, Leoben, Austria (1997)
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DIE GUTE FEE KOMMT NACH WIEN
(Holt-Wilson/Rast)
Kinderklang Woche, Künstlerhaus, Vienna




DREI-AKTER
(including the Austrian première of Britten's, THE GOLDEN VANITY)
Jugendmusikfest des Steirischen Herbstes
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Productions 1995



DIE SINTFLUT (Noyes Fludde)
(Britten - Austrian Première)
Minoriten Church, Vienna
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Productions 1994

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
(Humperdinck)
MHO, Vienna



Productions 1993

JEPHTE
(Carissimi)
MHO, Vienna

DIE SACHE MIT DER LIEBE
(a Collage)
MHO, Vienna



Productions 1992

UN BALLO DELLE INGRATE
(Monteverdi)
MHO, Vienna

IL COMBATTIMENTO DI TANCREDI E CLORINDA
(Monteverdi)
MHO, Vienna



Productions 1991

LA FAVOLA D'ORFEO
(Monteverdi)
MHO, Vienna





Site updated November 14, 2017
   
 

 

ANDREA MELLIS is a Canadian/British citizen and has been living in Austria since 1988. She is:

  • a free-lance director for the stage working internationally
  • a free-lance performer with concert, opera, and musical theatre engagements throughout Europe
  • an internationally acclaimed singing and acting teacher, currently teaching and giving workshops in several European countries, as well as in Canada, Armenia and South Korea
 
RECENT EVENTS:
  • Performance of "Arianna a Naxos" (Hob.XXVIb:2), by Joseph Haydn's cantata for mezzo-soprano and keyboard:
    in arrangement for String Orchestra and mezzo-soprano (arr. Ron Hannah)
    National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia
    Conductor: Harutyun Arzoumanyan
    November 11, 2017, Yerevan, Armenia





  • Performance of "Arianna a Naxos" (Hob.XXVIb:2), Joseph Haydn's cantata for mezzo-soprano and piano or harpsichord:
      Original version with keyboard accompaniment
      (Piano: Eric Hominick)

    AND
      Performance of "Der Abschied", from "Das Lied von der Erde" by Gustav Mahler
      Arranged for mezzo-soprano, flute and piano by Bernard Blary (flute)
      Piano: Eric Hominick
      Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
      September 22, 2017



    April 3, 2017 Paronian Theatre, Yerevan, Armenia  and
    April 4, 2017, Vardan Adjemian State Drama Theatre, Gyumri, Armenia


    World Première of The Illuminator, an opera on the life of St. Gregory of Armenia, directed by Andrea Mellis (who also wrote the libretto).
    • National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, conducted by Harutyun Arzoumanyan
    • Gregory sung by Andranik Malkhasyan
    • Young chorus from the Alexander Spendyarian Music School, Yerevan
    • Dancers from Yerevan State Choreographic College
    • Composer: Ron Hannah


 
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