Bill Fabris, Stage Director (Mainstage Productions)
Equally at home in the worlds of opera and musical theatre, his 2014/15 season includes: Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera in Williamsburg) Nine (Manhattan School of Music), The Pirates of Penzance (Shreveport Opera), Sweeney Todd (Eugene Opera) The Magic Flute (Anchorage Opera) and Man of La Mancha (Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre).
His work regularly appears on the stages of opera companies throughout the US: The Threepenny Opera (Opera Columbus), Der fliegende Holländer & Carmen (OperaDelaware), The Pirates of Penzance & Die Fledermaus (Opera Carolina), Jongleur de Notre-Dame & Candide (Opera Boston), The Tender Land, Rigoletto & The Merry Widow (Mobile Opera), My Fair Lady, Le nozze di Figaro & Carousel (Shreveport Opera), Falstaff, Fiddler on the Roof & The Magic Flute (Natchez Festival of Music) L’elisir d’amore & Aida (Cedar Rapids Opera ), La Cenerentola (Lyric Opera of San Antonio), Così fan tutte & Tosca (Amarillo Opera), La Bohème (Opera East Texas), Trouble In Tahiti, Don Pasquale, The Sound of Music and Il barbiere di Siviglia (Anchorage Opera), The Gondoliers, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado and The Barber of Seville (Chautauqua Opera).
His New York credits include The Desert Song, The Merry Widow, Countess Maritza and the recent critically acclaimed City Center productions of The Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore. Off-Broadway, Fabris directed the 20th anniversary production of Boy Meets Boy.
Internationally, he directed Nine in Brugge, Belgium, A Little Sondheim Music and The Music of Leonard Bernstein at the Liceu in Barcelona, as well as the European tours of Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair. He also choreographed the award-winning short film Boot Camp, which was featured at Sundance.
As an educator, Fabris directed 25 productions for Westminster Opera Theatre and the musical theatre program, for which he helped develop for Rider University. He was also a guest director at Boston University, Portland State University, Manhattan School of Music, Montclair State College and Loyola University, New Orleans.