Michael Ehrman

Artist-in-Residence, Director of Opera


Michael Ehrman

BS, Northwestern University

Michael Ehrman has extensive experience as both an opera director and educator. Among his credits are critically acclaimed productions at the Houston Grand Opera, Greater Miami Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Minnesota Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater. He has staged more than 20 productions for Central City Opera, including the 50th anniversary production of the Ballad of Baby Doe and the world premiere of Henry Mollicone’s Gabriel’s Daughter, as well as Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 

A noted educator, Ehrman is a favored guest director at Indiana University, New England Conservatory of Music, and Yale University, among other schools, and has held faculty appointments at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Roosevelt University. He has also served on the artistic staffs of numerous young artist programs, including the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program and the Greater Miami, Wolf Trap, Chautauqua, and Lake George Operas.  Ehrman is the director of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program at Central City Opera in Colorado. Recent projects include directing The Magic Flute for the Ravinia Festival and La bohème for the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional in the Dominican Republic.