Previously for HGO, Eric Fogel served as associate director for The Pearl Fishers (2019), Florencia en el Amazonas (2019), and West Side Story (2018). Fogel has been the Head of Stage Movement and Choreography at the Glimmerglass Festival for more than a decade. He is also a guest stage director on staff at the Metropolitan Opera, where he served as revival director for Norma in 2023. Also in 2023, he served as revival director/associate director for West Side Story at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. His choreography credits include the world premieres of The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me by Jeanine Tesori; Artus! Excalibur by Frank Wildhorn; Odyssey by Ben Moore; Princess Butterfly for XSBN in China; and Songbird co-created with Jim Lowe and Kelley Rourke. His Kennedy Center credits include Samson and Delilah; Don Giovanni; Candide; West Side Story; The Little Prince; Florencia en el Amazonas; The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me; and La Forza del Destino. Fogel has also created new productions for Opera Bordeaux, Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Lyric Opera Kansas City, Los Angeles Opera, Metropolitan Art Museum, Milan Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Opera Philadelphia, Paris Fashion Week, Royal Opera of Versailles, Seattle Opera, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Théâtre du Capitole, Theater St. Gallen, and Washington National Opera. Fogel worked as an associate on Everyday Rapture on Broadway; My Fair Lady and Most Happy Fella! at Lincoln Center; Bells Are Ringing for City Center Encores; and the National Tours of Little House on the Prairie, We the People, and Happy Days The Musical.
WEST SIDE STORY 2017-18
FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS 2018-19
THE PEARL FISHERS 2018-19