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ANDREA MELLIS
Artistic Director; Stage Director; Singer; Actress; Choreographer


Tel: +43 699 10634310

Languages: English (native), German (fluent), French (good), Italian (good basic)

Nationality: British/Canadian dual citizenship
     
Education
1967-71   University of Victoria and Victoria Conservatory, Victoria, BC, Canada
Majors: Voice and Piano
1971-77   University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Majors: Voice and Opera; Minors: Harpsichord, Acting
1974 Bachelor of Music
1971/72/75   Banff Summer School: Singing, Acting
1977-79   Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie, Detmold, Germany
1979 Reifeprüfung
1993   Internationale Tanzwochen Wien (American Jazz, Modern {Horton Technique})
from 1999   Regular training in Modern, Ballet and Tap
     
Earlier career
1975-77   Soloist Edmonton Opera Association, Banff Festival of the Arts, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
1977-88   Opera, Oratorio, and Concert engagements in Detmold, Breslau, Warshau, Dresden, Bielefeld, Gießen, Hamburg, Bad Hersfeld, Marburg, Eutin, Beziers, Hasselt, Chatellerault, Paris
1982-88   Lecturer in Voice at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Lecturer in Funktionelles Stimmtraining at the Phillips Universität Marburg, Logopädie Department
1988   First Stage Direction: DIDO UND AENEAS (Purcell) in Gießen and on tour in France
1988 move to Vienna
1988-94   Acting Engagements at International theatre Wien as well as Graumann theatre; Opera Engagements at the Kammeroper
1988-94   Teacher at the Tanz/Gesang Studio theatre an der Wien
1991-04   Founder and Artistic Director of the MARIAHILFER OPER - an ensemble of Singers, Actors and Dancers in the District of Mariahilf in Vienna
1992-94   Singing Teacher at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien, Abteilung Musical
1992-2005   Teacher of Musical-Theatre Repertoire (Musikdramatische Darstellung) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
1995-2005   Head of the Musical Theatre Course at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
     
Freelance Career
    Member of the Leading Team (Vocal Coach, Musical Preparation) for the Viennese Premières in Theatre an der Wien of LES MISERABLES, DAS PHANTOM DER OPER and FREUDIANA
    Guest Engagements in Acting and Musical Theatre in Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt; the Amstetten Summer Musical Festival and Seefestspiele Graz
2000-2014   Founder and Artistic Director of the Sieggrabener Summer Workshops, Sieggraben, Burgenland; and the Ensemble "Passepartout"
     
Present Activities
    Since 2005 freelance Stage Director, Singer, Actress and teacher of Singing and Acting; various national and international Workshops
 
Productions Directed to date
1991   ORFEO (Monteverdi) MHO Vienna
1992   IL BALLO DELLE INGRATE (Monteverdi) MHO Vienna
IL COMBATTIMENTO DI TANCREDI E CLORINDA (Monteverdi) MHO
1993   JEPHTE (Carissimi)
DIE SACHE MIT DER LIEBE (a Collage) MHO Vienna
1994   HÄNSEL UND GRETEL (Humperdinck) MHO Vienna
1995   DIE SINTFLUT (Noye's Fludde) Benjamin Britten (Austrian Première) Minoriten Church
1996   SNOOPY!!! (Hackady/Grossman) University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
LUDUS DANIELIS (Lit. Drama) Rochus Church, Vienna
DIE GUTE FEE KOMMT NACH WIEN (Holt-Wilson/Rast) Kinderklang Woche, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
DREI-AKTER (including the Austrian Première of B. Britten THE GOLDEN VANITY) Jugendmusikfest des Steirischen Herbstes
1997   DAS WINTERMÄRCHEN (Shakespeare) FestSpielHaus St. Pölten
L'ORFEO (Monteverdi) FestSpielHaus St. Pölten
DIE BETTLEROPER (Britten) University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
ALL THAT JAZZ University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
LUDUS DANIELIS (Lit. Drama) St. Xaver Church, Leoben, Austria
1998   SHOWCASE '98 University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
QUILTERS (Damashek/Newman) University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
1999   POLLICINO (Henze) Städtebundtheatre, Hof, Germany
DER ALPTRAUM VON RICHARD W. University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
INTO THE WOODS (Sondheim) Steirische Herbst Festival, Deutschlandsberg, Austria
2000   ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Mary Rogers) University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna
2001   HIEHER KAM DER FLÖTENTON (Mellis/Mozart) Städtebundtheatre, Hof, Germany
GODSPELL (Stephen Schwarz) University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna - Neue Studiobühne
2002   CHRISTINE'S AUDITION (Mellis) theatre im Tabakmuseum, Vienna (World Première)
    ON THE TOWN (Bernstein) University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
ON THE TOWN (Bernstein) Sommerfestspiele, Meran, Italy
2003   LUDUS DANIELIS Sage theatre, Times Square, New York
DIE SACHE MIT DER LIEBE, Koninklijk Musiekconservatorium, Brussels, Belgium
FALSETTOS (William Finn) University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
2004   INTO THE WOODS (Sondheim/Lapine) University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
2005   HEXEN (Ashkenasi/Lund) University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
L'HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT (Stravinsky) Bezirksfestwochen, Vienna
KULINARIUM (Collage, Dialogues A. Mellis) University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
2006   IL COMBATTIMENTO DI TANCREDI E CLORINDA (Monteverdi)
JEPHTE (Carissimi) as part of the 1st Youth Music and theatre Festival, Sieggraben, Austria
2007   HEXEN (Ashkenasi/Lund) 24 June, Schupfen Gallery, Herzogenburg, Austria; 27 September, Barockmusem, Salzburg, Austria
2008   FALSETTOS (William Finn) Erasmus Hogeschool, Brussels, Belgium
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) theatre Hof, Germany
KISS ME, KATE (Cole Porter) MODEON, Marktoberdorf, Germany
RHYMING GAMES/REIMSPIELE (Robert Jamison Crow) Babenbergerhalle, Klosterneuburg, Austria (World Première)
2010   LUCKY STIFF (Ahrens/Flaherty) Zinnema, Brussels, Belgium
2011   OH, WIE SCHÖN IST PANAMA (Moritz/Kraus-Hübner) Dehnberger Hof Theatre, Dehnberg, Germany (World Première)
2012   CITY OF ANGELS (Cy Coleman) Erasmus Hogeschool, Brussels, Belgium
DIE PIRATEN VON PENZANCE (Gilbert and Sullivan, in German) Kempten, Germany
LA MANDRAGOLA (Machiavelli) Frundsberg Fest, Mindelheim, Germany
2013   OH, WIE SCHÖN IST PANAMA (Moritz/Kraus-Hübner) Dehnberger Hof theatre, Dehnberg, Germany (Revived for the Bavarian Theatre Festival)
2014   CARMEN (Bizet) Opera Nuova Summer Opera Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
THE MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart, in English) Chilliwack Opera Troupe, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
2015   CITY OF ANGELS (Cy Coleman) Off-theatre, Vienna
2017   THE ILLUMINATOR (Hannah/Mellis) Paronian Theatre, Yerevan, AND Vardan Adjemian State Drama Theatre, Gyumri, Armenia
 
     
Workshops
1998   - Musical theatre Workshop, Hertfordshire Theatre School, Hitchin, Herts. England
- Musical Theatre Workshop, Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, England
1999   - Musical Theatre Workshop, Koninklijk Musiekconservatorium, Brussels, Belgium
- Musical Theatre Workshop and Showcase, Hertfordshire Theatre School
- Musical Theatre Workshop, Royal Scottish Academy of Dramatic Art, Glasgow, Scotland
2000   - Musical Theatre Workshop, Royal Scottish Academy of Dramatic Art, Glasgow, Scotland
- Musical Theatre Workshop, Koninklijk Musiekconservatorium, Brussels, Belgium
- 1st Sieggrabener Summer Workshop, Sieggraben, Austria: a workshop for singers, with international participants from New Zealand, Argentina, USA, Canada, Uruguay, and many other countries
2001   - Musical Theatre Workshop Royal Scottish Academy of Dramatic Art, Glasgow, Scotland
- 2nd Sieggrabener Summer Workshop, Sieggraben, Austria
2002   - Musical Theatre Workshop, Koninklijk Musiekconservatorium, Brussels, Belgium
- 3rd Sieggrabener Summer Workshop, Sieggraben, Austria
2003   - 4th Sieggrabener Summer Workshop, Sieggraben, Austria
2004   - 5th Sieggrabener Summer Workshop
- 1st Internationale Musical Theatre Workshop, Gleisdorf, Austria
- 1st Internationale Summer Workshop, Schonach, Germany
2005   6th Sieggrabener Summer Workshop
- 2nd Internationale Musical Theatre Workshop, Gleisdorf, Austria.
- 2nd Internationale Summer Workshop, Schonach, Germany
- Musical Theatre Workshop for the Felix-Mendelssohn-Bartholdy University, Leipzig, Germany
2006   - 7th Sieggrabener Summer Workshop
- 3rd Internationale Musical theatre Workshop, Gleisdorf, Austria
- Gesangsworkshop, Ostrava, Czech Republic
- Sänger Workshop, Hannover, Germany
2007   - 4th Internationale Musical Theatre Workshop, Gleisdorf, Austria
- 8th Sieggrabener Summer Workshop
2008-2014   - 9th to 15th Sieggrabener Summer Workshops
2016   - Allgäuer Sommerakademie (Musical theatre workshop) Altusried, Germany
2017   - Allgäuer Sommerakademie (Musical theatre workshop) Altusried, Germany
 
Works Written for the Stage
2001   HIEHER KAM DER FLÖTENTON, Premièred May 2001, Städtebundtheatre, Hof, Germany
2002   CHRISTINE'S AUDITION, Premièred February 2002, Tabakmuseum, Vienna
2009   FREUNDINNEN (with Lisa Feischl)
Premièred February 2009, Hilpoltstein, Germany
DER SÄNGERKRIEG ZU SULZBACH-ROSENBERG Premièred March 2009, Berufsfachschule für Musik, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany
2015   THE ILLUMINATOR (Libretto) Music by Ron Hannah; premièred in Yerevan, Armenia, April 2017