November 18, 2016
Director Harry Fehr will stage La Finta Giardinera with students at the Royal College of Music on November 28, 30, December 2 & 3. The 2013 Buxton Festival production, on which it is based, was much praised: “Harry Fehr’s Buxton staging makes a surprisingly strong case for this disregarded piece.” 5 stars The Guardian; “… in this dazzling, bold and inventive production we have a novel modern setting under Harry Fehr’s direction … ” The Arts Desk. Michael Rosewell, Direcor of Opera at the RCM, conducts.
September 12, 2016
Harry Fehr directs Falstaff for the Shanghai Opera House opening on September 15 at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. The production is double-cast with further performances on September 16 & 17. Conducting honours are shared between Lin Yongsheng and Antonio Pirolli with Pietro Spagoli and Zhang Feng as the eponymous Knight. More. The production was made possible at short notice by Caroline Phillips Management undertaking complex negotiations to provide the entire creative team.
July 19, 2016
“… I Capuleti is a model of directorial discipline.” 4* The Times
“Harry Fehr’s modern-dress I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Bellini’s first big hit, worked especially well” The Sunday Times
“ The festival’s second offering, Harry Fehr’s staging of Bellini’s Romeo and Juliet opera, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, is more consistently assured.” The Guardian
July 7, 2016
February 22, 2016
“Meticulously directed” The Times
“A modern Ariodante fit for Handel’s score” The Telegraph
“Fehr’s production is brave, unafraid of unsubtle imagery and very strong, both visually and conceptually… In the end, though, it’s the questions that Fehr’s staging raises that stay in the memory.” The Arts Desk
“… in this new production by Harry Fehr of Handel’s Ariodante … Scottish Opera have hit the nail on the head.” The Scotsman
“Harry Fehr’s staging of Handel’s Ariodante for Scottish Opera takes liberties but reaps rewards.” The Observer
Further performances on February 24 and 27 at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.
February 10, 2016
Harry Fehr’s new production of Handel Ariodante conducted by Nicholas Kraemer for Scottish Opera opens at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow on February 16. There with further performances on February 18, 20 – Glasgow and February 24 & 27 – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. Yannis Thavoris designs this second Handel opera to a text by Ariosto that Harry has directed for the company, following the great success of Orlando.
January 18, 2016
Director Harry Fehr’s production of Orlando for Welsh National Opera has been nominated for a Wales Theatre Award in the ‘Best Opera Production’ category. The winner will be announced on January 30. The production, which originated with Scottish Opera, has received much critical acclaim – “Harry Fehr’s recent Orlando for Welsh National Opera picks up where David Alden and David McVicar left off at ENO, recasting Handel’s sorcery story as one of psychological trauma and war. This is Handel with a modern audience in mind: emotional, direct, confronting.” The Spectator.
January 11, 2016
November 11, 2015
Following the recent success of Handel Orlando for Welsh National Opera (Guardian ****, The Times ****) director Harry Fehr jumps to the 19th century with a staging of Ambroise Thomas Mignon for New Sussex Opera. Conducted by Nicholas Jenkins the performances take place on November 11 (Lewes), 22 (Eastbourne) and 24 (London, Cadogan Hall).
September 21, 2015
Director Harry Fehr makes his Welsh National Opera début with Handel Orlando under the baton of Rinaldo Alessandrini. There are performances on September 27 (m), October 3 & 7 (Cardiff), October 14 (Southampton), 21 (Bristol), 28 (Llandudno), November 4 (Oxford), 18 (Birmingham). The cast includes Larry Zazzo, Rebecca Evans and Robin Blaze and the production is designed by Yannis Thavoris with lighting design by Anna Watson. A co-production with Scottish Opera, you can view Harry’s preview here.