Skylark Opera Theatre is led by professional arts management team, Bob Neu, as Artistic Director and Megan Millett, Administrative Manager. The duo bring decades of experience in the arts and entertainment world to the organization. They are joined by a skilled Board of Diretors who are committed to providing audiences with exceptional performances and ensure the Skylark mission continues.

STAFF

  • Robert Neu, Artistic Director

  • Megan Millett, Administrative Manager

  • Vera Mariner, Marketing/Communications Manager

BOARD of DIRECTORS

  • Ann Spencer, President

  • Erin Duffy, Secretary

  • Joanna Diem 

Bob Neu

Bob Neu

Bob Neu, Artistic Director

Robert Neu has directed over ninety productions of operas, musicals and plays throughout the country.  His recent productions include West Side Story for Central City Opera and Shreveport Opera; St. Matthew Passion for Central City Opera and Colorado Symphony; The Magic Flute for Pacific Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra; Don Giovanni for Opera Orlando, Opera Steamboat and Skylark Opera Theatre; La Boheme for Colorado Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Opera Orlando and Shreveport Opera; Florencia en el Amazonas for Opera Steamboat; Bernstein’s Mass, Peer Gynt (also adaptation), La Traviata, Fidelio, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, Candide, and Carousel for Minnesota Orchestra; Hansel and Gretel with Minnesota Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony and Colorado Symphony; Tosca and The Music Man for Colorado Symphony; Don Pasquale, Carmen, St. John Passion and The Barber of Seville for Lyric Opera of the North and Opera Orlando; Art and Death of a Salesman for Bloomington Civic Theater; The Marriage of Figaro for Bellevue Opera, Spokane Opera and Skylark Opera Theatre;  Ayn Rand in Love for Chameleon Theater; The Laramie Project, Godspell  and Blithe Spirit for Lyric Arts Theater; On the Town, Wonderful Town, The Fantasticks, Candide, Putting It Together, The Tragedy of Carmen, Cosi fan tutte and Don Pasquale for Skylark Opera Theatre.  Upcoming:  The Most Happy Fella for Skylark Opera Theatre, L’Enfant et les Sortileges and Otello for Pacific Symphony, St. Matthew Passion for Shreveport Symphony, La Traviata for Northern Lights Music Festival, The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Orlando

Thirteen of Neu’s productions have received “Best of the Season” citations from various media including Minneapolis Star Tribune, Cincinnati Post, St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minnesota Public Radio.  His production of The Laramie Project received awards for Best Ensemble and Outstanding Theater Event from Broadway World.

Neu teaches masterclasses in audition techniques for the University of Minnesota’s opera department, and he is a Resident Director at Lyric Arts Theater, and Artistic Director of Skylark Opera Theatre.  He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and is the co-founder of Angels & Demons Entertainment, a production and arts consultancy organization.  He is represented by Uzan International Artists.

Neu teaches masterclasses in audition techniques for the University of Minnesota’s opera department, and he is a Resident Director at Lyric Arts Theater, and Artistic Director of Skylark Opera Theatre. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and is the co-founder of Angels & Demons Entertainment, a production and arts consultancy organization. He is represented by Uzan International Artists.

Megan Millett

Megan Millett

Megan Millett, Administrative Manager

Megan holds a B.S. in Liberal Studies from South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD and a Master of Business Administration from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. She has long had a passion for supporting the arts and has worked at many music venues in her career such as Brookings’ Performing Arts Center, and locally Minneapolis’ First Avenue, State Theater, Orpheum Theater, Pantages Theater, Thursday Musical and Orchestra Hall. She has tried her hand at many front of house activities ranging from ticket sales, security, bartending, audio recording, and stage managing. She was also active on the board of the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis for four years.