Internationally acclaimed director/choreographer Candace Evans is delighted to joins us following recent engagements with the Santa Fe Opera (Apprentice Scenes) Fort Worth Opera Festival (Three Decembers-new production), Indiana University (Candide), North Carolina Opera (Carmen) and Madison Opera (Eugene Onegin-new production).
She was honored for her recent direction of La Viuda Alegre at the legendary Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, when her production was selected as one of the top three operas of the 2010 season by the Argentine Music Critic’s Association.
Praised as a director “with a flawless sense of timing,” (Opera News) other career highlights include Don Pasquale for the inaugural season of the Dallas Opera - Winspear Opera House, L’Italiana in Algeri, La Rondine, Salome, Albert Herring and Ariadne auf Naxos.
Ms. Evan’s direction of Merry Widow was selected by Dallas Morning News as one of the Top Ten Classical Events of 2008. Similarly, her productions of Carmen and Eugene Onegin for the Madison Opera were named Top Ten Classical Events in 2009 and 2011.
Trained as an opera singer, having danced with the Wisconsin Ballet Company, and with a Master of Fine Arts in classical theatre/direction, Ms. Evans is passionate about the integration of all the arts to create seamless and moving operatic experiences. After working in New York City, she relocated to Texas to teach for the theatre/music departments of Southern Methodist University. She has lectured nationally on acting for opera singers, and conducts mask workshops to inspire mind, voice and body integration. She has served as the acting/movement coach for the Dallas Opera, as guest lecturer at the Taos Opera Institute and was recently honored by inclusion to the Frontiers New Works panel for the Fort Worth Opera.
As a freelance artist, Candace is known for her collaborative spirit, and she has directed/choreographed over seventy operas, musicals and plays, including the regional and world premieres of “Jane Eyre” and “Children’s Letters to God.”
Her 2012/13 Season includes Romeo et Juliette at Arizona Opera and a new production of the Philip Glass opera, Akhnaten, for Indiana University.
For more information, please visit her website: www.candaceevansdirector.com