Polly Graham director c. Jorge LizaldePolly Graham will direct Olga Neuwirth’s Orlando at the Vienna State Opera. The world première on 8 December 2019 will feature stage design by Roy Spahn, lighting by Ulrich Schneider with videos by Will Duke and costumes by Comme des Garçons.
The cast, conducted by Matthias Pintscher, includes Kate Lindsey, Eric Jurenas, Constance Hauman, Leigh Melrose, Vivian Bond and Agneta Eichenholz. There are further performances on December 11, 14, 18 (streamed live) and 20.

Loud Crowd - The Emperor of AtlantisDirector Polly Graham’s latest production, Victor Ullmann’s The Emperor of Atlantis with her company Loud Crowd at Bold Tendencies, was described by The Times as “intense, manic and disturbing” ****.

Harry Fehr, Director - Orlando 5 - Scottish Opera - c. Richard CampbellHarry Fehr makes his US début directing Handel Orlando at San Francisco Opera with performances on June 9, 15, 18, 21 & 27. Originally a Scottish Opera production, the staging has also had success at Welsh National Opera “This is Handel with a modern audience in mind: emotional, direct, confronting.” The Spectator.

Harry Fehr - Director c. Alex BrennerHarry Fehr directs in Germany for the first time staging Donizetti Roberto Devereux at the Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe. The production with sets by Yannis Thavoris and costumes by Mark Bouman opens on March 23 with further performances on March 29, April 14, 20, May 4, 30, June 12, 20 & July 10, 2019 and is conducted by Daniele Squeo.

Robin HoodDirector Polly Graham stages the world premiere of Robin Hood by emerging composer Dani Howard for The Opera Story with baritone Nicholas Merryweather creating the title role. Opening on February 27 at the Bussey Building, a former cricket bat factory, in Peckham, London, the production is conducted by Berrak Dyer with designs by April Dalton. There are further performances on March 1, 2, 5 8 & 9. Read Polly’s blog post about her approach to the tale.

Harry Fehr - Director c. Alex BrennerDirector Harry Fehr stages Handel Radamisto for the Dutch National Opera Academy from January 17 to 20, 2019 at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Judith Kubitz conducting. He will shortly make his German début with Roberto Devereux at the Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe collaborating with set designer Yannis Thavoris and costume designer Mark Bouman. There are performances from March 23 to July 10, 2019 under the baton of Daniele Squeo.

 

 

Harry Fehr - Director c. Alex BrennerDirector Harry Fehr’s production of Tosca for Nederlandse Reisopera is described as an “edge-of-your-seat thriller” by Opera Today. “It all plays out like a nail-biting thriller. Fehr has a firm grip on the singers’ direction and they did him proud.” Just two remaining performances left – view the trailer.

Sexual coercion and abuse of power: you could call Tosca a # MeToo drama avant la lettreView the video trailer for Harry Fehr’s latest production, Tosca for the Nederlandse Reisopera  here. Trouw ****, NRC ****, Telegraaf **** Touring until November 14.

Harry Fehr - Director c. Alex BrennerHarry Fehr makes his Dutch directing début with Tosca for the Nederlandse Reisopera. Designed by Yannis Thavoris, the production is conducted by David Parry and opens at the Wilmintheater, Enschede on October 13 with further performances on tour until November 12.

Later this season Fehr directs in Germany for the first time staging Roberto Devereux at the Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe and makes his US début with Orlando at San Francisco Opera.

Polly Graham director c. Jorge LizaldePolly Graham directs Victor Ullman’s The Emperor of Atlantis with her new company Loud Crowd at Bold Tendencies in Peckham, London on September 15th & 16th at 7.30 pm. Timothy Burke conducts Chroma for the production.