Director Amy Hutchison stages "wildly imaginative" opera and theater productions throughout the US and worldwide, including William Bolcom’s A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Washington National Opera, Portland Opera); HANSEL & GRETEL (Opernhaus Zürich, Canadian Opera Company, The Juilliard School, televised Live from Lincoln Center); PORGY AND BESS (Milan, Paris, Tokyo, Düsseldorf, et al.); CARMEN (Kansas City, Milwaukee, Columbus), AS ONE (Chicago, Santa Barbara, San Antonio, Pensacola, Duluth); TURANDOT (Orlando), LA TRAVIATA (Costa Mesa), DON PASQUALE (Indianapolis), and many more.
From Verdi’s swashbuckling epic IL CORSARO for Opera Festival of Chicago to her “brilliantly mounted double bill" of Donizetti's IL PIGMAGLIONE & RITA for Chicago Opera Theater, Amy's work has been hailed as “an opera lover’s dreams on a golden platter.” As director for Chicago Opera Theatre’s Vanguard Initiative, Amy has helped the development of new works by Wang Lu and Kelley Rourke (THE BEEKEEPER) and Stacy Garrop and Jerre Dye (THE TRANSFORMATION OF JANE DOE). Hutchison’s historic production of William Grant Still’s epic masterwork TROUBLED ISLAND for South Shore Opera Company of Chicago was named the number one classical music event of 2013 by the Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago area audiences have also delighted in her productions for Chicago Fringe Opera, Folks Operetta, DePaul Opera Theatre, Music By the Lake, DuPage Opera Theatre and more.
Amy has served on the directing staffs of Lyric Opera of Chicago and Houston Grand Opera and on the faculty of The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. She proudly serves on the board of directors for About Face Theatre and on the advisory board of South Chicago Dance Theatre.