Polly Graham director c. Jorge LizaldePolly Graham directs Iain Bell’s A Christmas Carol at the Teatro Sociale, Trento for the Fondazione Haydn di Bolzano e Trento on December 2 & 4.  A reprise of the production staged last season for Welsh National Opera, the one man show sets Simon Callow’s libretto. Polly enjoyed great critical success with the recent UK première of Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus:“100 minutes of thrilling and sometimes shocking physical theatre” 5* The Times“Polly Graham’s terrific staging – a thrilling physical tour de force “ 5* Bachtrack. 

Polly Graham director c. Jorge LizaldeDirector Polly Graham, the 2016 Independent Opera Fellow stages the UK premiere of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus which opens at the Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells on November 11 with further performances on November 15, 17 & 19. Timothy Redmond conducts. You can hear Polly interviewed on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters and watch the Simplicius trailer.

Polly Graham, directorRecently-signed director Polly Graham has been announced the winner of the 2016 Independent Opera Director Fellowship. As part of the award she will direct the UK premiere of Karl Amadeus Hartman’s Simplicius Simplicissimus in a new English translation by David Pountney. The performances will take place at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells on November 11, 15, 17 & 19 and the cast includes tenor Bradley Smith.