Robert Neu, known for his highly theatrical and musically sensitive work, has directed over ninety productions of operas, musicals and plays throughout the country. Neu’s recent productions include Bernstein’s Mass, Peer Gynt (also adaptation), La Traviata, The Magic Flute and Carousel for the Minnesota Orchestra; Hansel and Gretel with Minnesota Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony and Colorado Symphony; Don Giovanni for Opera Orlando and Opera Steamboat; La Boheme for Colorado Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Opera Orlando and Shreveport Opera; Tosca, St. Matthew Passion and The Music Man for Colorado Symphony; St. Matthew Passion and West Side Story for Central City Opera/Boulder Philharmonic; Don Pasquale, St. John Passion, Carmen and The Barber of Seville for Lyric Opera of the North; The Magic Flute for Pacific Symphony; Art and Death of a Salesman for Bloomington Civic Theater; The Marriage of Figaro for Bellevue Opera and Spokane Opera; Ayn Rand in Love for Chameleon Theater; The Laramie Project, Godspell and Blithe Spirit for Lyric Arts Theater; Florencia en el Amazonas for Emerald City Opera, and On the Town, The Fantasticks, Candide, The Tragedy of Carmen, Don Giovanni, As One and Putting It Together for Skylark Opera Theatre.
Upcoming: Cosi fan tutte for Skylark Opera Theatre, St. Matthew Passion for Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, L’Enfant et les Sortileges for Pacific Symphony, La Traviata for Northern Lights Music Festival.
Neu teaches masterclasses in audition techniques for the University of Minnesota’s opera department, and he is a Resident Director at Lyric Arts Theater. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and is the co-founder of Angels & Demons Entertainment, a production and arts consultancy organization. He has recently been appointed Artistic Director of Skylark Opera Theatre.
Under the auspices of Angels & Demons Entertainment, Neu recently produced and directed highly acclaimed site-specific productions of The Marriage of Figaro at the historic James J. Hill House in St. Paul, MN; and Don Giovanni at the Women’s Club of Minneapolis. Other site specific productions include The Barber of Seville with Opera Orlando at Casa Feliz in Orlando.