Eric Gibson is a stage director of opera and musical theatre residing in Flagstaff, AZ with a particular passion for educating young singers.
Gibson was artistic director of LOOK Musical Theatre (formerly Light Opera Oklahoma) for twelve years, staging a wide range of repertoire including original productions of Guys and Dolls, Die Fledermaus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Ernest in Love, Naughty Marietta, The Merry Widow, I Do! I Do!, South Pacific, Sweeney Todd, The Music Man, Candide, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Kiss me, Kate, The Boy Friend, The Light in the Piazza, Trouble in Tahiti, Evita, Gypsy, Avenue Q, Hello, Dolly! and The Drowsy Chaperone.
Gibson has directing most of the Gilbert & Sullivan canon for LOOK and elsewhere including The Mikado for Wichita Grand Opera, Union Avenue Opera and Mobile Opera. Other recent operatic productions include Rigoletto for Mid-Atlantic Opera Company, Albert Herring for Opera Vivente, La Boheme for Boheme Opera New Jersey and Madame Butterfly for Fargo-Moorhead Opera. Gibson returns to Fargo to stage The Pirates of Penzance in 2017.
Gibson’s guest appearances include visits to universities, staging productions of Die Fledermaus and Albert Herring for Bowling Green State University, Little Women, The Toy Shop and Little Red Riding Hood Little Women for the University of Central Oklahoma, Trial by Jury and The Old Maid and the Thief for The University of Kansas, and Dido and Aeneas, Gallantry and Signor Deluso for Baylor University.
Gibson was director of the opera program at Baylor University for the 2011-12 academic year. Gibson assumed the Director of Lyric Theatre at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff in the fall of 2015, staging productions of Trouble in Tahiti, Kiss me, Kate!, Il Campanello, Signor Deluso, Dido and Aeneas and the world premiere of Beethoven’s Slippers.
Upcoming adventures include The Pirates of Penzance and Die Zauberflote in Flagstaff plus directing and teaching in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the Druid City Opera. Prior to Graz, he will stage Tosca for the Harnosands folkhogskola in Sweden.