Selected Work:

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Street Scene

An opera by Kurt Weill, Elmer Rice, Langston Hughes

conductor: Jim Holmes
set and costume: Francis O’Connor
lighting: Howard Hudson
movement: Gary Clarke

Opera North (2020)
Theatre Magdeburg (2021)
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ the Times, the Arts Desk, Younger Theatre
★ ★ ★ ★ the Guardian, the Stage, Bachtrack, the Observer, the Reviews Hub

Matthew Eberhardt’s new staging for Opera North presents this with forensic attention to detail… a special show that I’d pay to see again. the Times


An opera by Beethoven, in a concert staging

conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
livestream director: Peter Maniura
lighting: Mike Lock

Opera North (2020) – Live streamed from Leeds Town Hall

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ the Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Stage, the Observer

“Matthew Eberhardt’s nakedly simple staging, enhanced by Mike Lock’s richly atmospheric lighting and fluent camerawork directed by Peter Maniura… Fidelio emerges as a symbolic moral fable, almost an oratorio… the result was a deeply engrossing experience” the Telegraph

A Piece of Monologue & A Duet for One Voice

Two monologues by Samuel Beckett and Jean Cocteau
Presented as part of the Connecting Voices Festival
Featuring musicians Keertan Kaur Rehal and Alasdair Roberts

Leeds Playhouse (2020)
lighting: Tigger Johnson

Trouble in Tahiti

An opera by Leonard Bernstein

conductor: Tobias Ringborg
set: Charlie Edwards
costume: Hannah Clark
lighting: Charlie Edwards and Ben Pickersgill
movement: Tim Claydon

Opera North (2017)
Filmed by The Space and broadcast on Sky Arts and OperaVision
Broadcast by BBC Radio 3

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ whatsonstage, the Arts Desk
★ ★ ★ ★ the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Times

“a poleaxing 40 minutes of psychological truths mercilessly laid bare… taut, compelling and nerve-bristling – and is directed with a sure sense of style” whatsonstage

Billy Budd

An opera by Benjamin Britten, in a concert staging
based on Orpha Phelin’s 2016 Opera North production

conductor: Garry Walker
lighting: Mike Lock

Opera North (2017) – Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ the Guardian, the Financial Times, Bachtrack

“When delivered with the simple brilliance of Matthew Eberhardt’s version for Aldeburgh, music and drama unite in perpetual trepidation” the Guardian

Photo credits: Street Scene – Clive Barda, Fidelio – Richard H Smith, Connecting Voices – Anthony Robling, Trouble in Tahiti – Alastair Muir, Billy Budd – Sam Murray-Sutton