British Theatre Directors

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  • Falstaff (Verdi), 2009

    Movie

    Richard Jones’ production brings a zany, sitcom energy to Verdi's classic comedy.

    Photo: Alastair Muir

  • Così fan tutte (Mozart), 2006

    Movie

    A Glyndebourne classic, Nicholas Hytner’s staging finds both charm and darkness in Mozart’s opera.

    Photo: Mike Hoban

  • Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), 2012

    Movie

    Michael Grandage’s five-star production of Mozart’s greatest comedy.

    Photo: Alastair Muir

  • L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), 2009

    Movie + 1 extra

    Donizetti’s sun-drenched, small-town comedy makes a joyful return in Annabel Arden’s production.

    Extra content - L'elisir d'amore: explore with Alexandra
    Opera Specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to musicologist Dr Flora Willson and novelist Amanda Craig to explore Donizetti’s blissful big-hearte...

  • Don Giovanni (Mozart), 2010

    Movie + 1 extra

    Jonathan Kent’s sleek, contemporary staging of Mozart's wild musical ride that takes its audience quite literally to hell and back again.

    Extra content - Don Giovanni: explore with Alexandra
    Opera Specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to author and critic Lucasta Miller and bass-baritone Gerald Fin...

  • Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), 2016

    Movie

    Annabel Arden’s lively production is suffused with Spanish colour and warmth, with just a hint of the surreal.

    Photo: Bill Cooper

  • The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček), 2012

    Movie

    Janáček takes an enchanting tale and turns it into a colourful reflection on the highs and lows of life and death in nature’s constant cycle of renewal.

    Photo: Mike Hoban

  • Cendrillon (Massenet), 2019

    Movie

    Massenet’s enchanting retelling of the familiar Cinderella story, originally directed by Fiona Shaw.

    Photo: Richard Hubert Smith

  • Rusalka - full opera

    What would you sacrifice for love?

    Water-nymph Rusalka is in love with a handsome Prince who comes each day to bathe in her forest pool. But if she wants to win him she must risk everything, giving up not only her immortality but also her voice.

    Inspired by The Little Mermaid, Rusalka offers a ...

  • The Fairy Queen (Purcell), 2009

    Movie

    Jonathan Kent’s ‘delectable’ production of Purcell's The Fairy Queen takes us from rowdiest, raunchiest comedy to bewitching beauty and pathos.

    Photo: Alastair Muir

  • The Rape of Lucretia (Britten), 2015

    Movie

    Fiona Shaw takes on Britten's emotionally heart-wrenching and lyrically beautiful opera.

    Photo: Robbie Jack

  • The Cunning Little Vixen - full opera

    All the colours of the forest come to life in a fox’s tale of love, life and loss.

    Young, playful and mischievous Vixen Sharp Ears disturbs the napping Forester as she chases a frog near the woods. Thinking she will amuse his children, he bundles her up and carries her home. Wilful and independe...

  • Billy Budd (Britten), 2010

    Movie + 1 extra

    An award-winning opera debut from British theatre director Michael Grandage.

    Extra content - Billy Budd: explore with Alexandra
    Opera Specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to naval historian Dr James Davey and musicologist Dr Imani Mosley to explore Britten’s evocative, ambiguous score.

    Billy Budd...