One of the most active ‘régisseurs’ for opera in Latin America, André Heller-Lopes had directed production in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, Portugal, Austria and U.K., Malaysia and the USA. He trained at the prestigious San Francisco Merola Opera Program (2001) and at Covent Garden’s Young Artist Programme (2003-2005). He received the Britten100Award in 2013 and his production of A midsummer night's dream was one of the composer’s best production of the year in the 2014 Opera Awards. Andre also won the “Carlos Gomes Prize” (2009/2010/2011) as best opera stage director in Brazil and the Argentinian Music Critics Association distinction for best production of the year 2015. In August 2013 André Heller-Lopes was featured in a 9 page profile at the magazine Opera (UK).
André Heller-Lopes' repertoire includes a wide variety of opera raging from classical work (Medée, Le nozze di Figaro, Renaud) to Romantic (Tristan und Isolde, Nabucco, Lucia di Lammermoor, Samson et Dalila, Eugene Oneguin, Werther) and Verismo (Andrea Chenier, Adriana Lecouvreur, Manon Lescaut) to modern masterpieces (Salome, Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Rosenkavalier, Der Zwerg, Savitri, Jenufa) — all the way to Roger Water's rock-opera Ça Ira. One André’s most acclaimed production was Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.