Associate Director
Colter Schoenfish
United States



Previously for HGO, Colter Schoenfish (they/them) served as assistant director for Turandot (2022), The Marriage of Figaro (2023), and Salome (2023). Select directing credits include Cendrillon and The Tender Land with Chicago Summer Opera; Mozart and Salieri with Opera Saratoga; Orpheus and Euridice with Arbor Opera Theatre; and two world-premiere productions for the University of Michigan, Higher Ground and Enchantress. Schoenfish has collaborated as an assistant or associate director with renowned artists such as Robert Wilson, Lileana Blain-Cruz, David Alden, Francisco Negrin, Matthew Ozawa, and James Robinson. As a sought-after freelance artist, they have frequented companies across the country including Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Detroit Opera, and Utah Opera. Upcoming work includes a return to HGO for Parsifal and a collaboration with Yuval Sharon on The Cunning Little Vixen for Detroit Opera. Schoenfish is a proud alumnus of the Theatre Directing program at the University of Michigan.


Assistant director : TURANDOT (2021-22)

Assistant director: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (2022-23)

Assistant director: SALOME (2022-23)