Amy Hutchison recently directed William Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge for Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, and she has staged the opera at Washington National Opera and Portland Opera, as well. Her other productions nationwide have included Turandot (Orlando), Carmen (Milwaukee, Kansas City, Columbus), La traviata (Costa Mesa), Don Pasquale (Indianapolis), and an original production of Help, Help, the Globolinks! (Madison Opera, available on CD). She has staged the Sendak/Corsaro production of Hänsel und Gretel for the Zürich Opera and for the Canadian, Indianapolis and Baltimore opera companies.
A resident of Chicago, she has created productions of Dido and Aeneas for Elgin Opera and Ned Rorem’s Our Town and Conrad Susa’s Transformations for DePaul University Opera Theatre. Chicago audiences have also enjoyed her Faust (DuPage Opera Theatre), Gallantry and The Telephone (Opera Moda). Hutchison was a member of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s stage direction staff for seven years and was associate director for Lyric’s critically-acclaimed Faust (2009); Die Fledermaus (2006-07); Aida and Tosca (2004-05).
Hutchison’s long relationship with Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center includes directing Don Giovanni and Offenbach's RSVP: A Musicale at Mr. Cauliflower's. Dedicated to the development of young artists, Miss Hutchison was director of Baltimore Opera’s Studio Artist Training Program in 2000. Her academic work began as director of opera for Princeton’s renowned Westminster Choir College, where she created productions of Xerxes, Die Zauberflöte, Dido and Aeneas, and La clemenza di Tito (1997-99).
As Associate Director, Hutchison has staged Porgy and Bess throughout the United States and at La Scala, the Opéra National de Paris, the Teatro La Fenice, and at opera houses in Düsseldorf, Lucca, and Tokyo. Her professional opera career began as a member of the stage direction staff at Houston Grand Opera.
She has assisted esteemed directors Robert Altman, Frank Corsaro, Francesca Zambello, David MacVicar, Robert Carsen, Frank Galati, Graham Vick, David Pountney, John Cox, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Christopher Mattaliano, Harry Silverstein, Tazewell Thompson and Ian Judge, among others. Hutchison is a graduate of the Conservatory for Theatre Arts at Webster University, where she was introduced to opera via The Conservatory’s unique relationship with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.