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David Freeman
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Current and future engagements for Australian director David Freeman include Prokofiev’s FIERY ANGEL Teatro Regio Torino, CARMEN Royal Albert Hall in London, L'OLIMPIADE Garsington Opera, Heggie's Dead Man Walking Theatre Schwerin, and a staged version of Handel’s MESSIAH Royal Danish Opera and Oper Frankfurt.

Current and future engagements for Australian director David Freeman include Prokofiev’s FIERY ANGEL Teatro Regio TorinoCARMEN Royal Albert Hall in London, L'OLIMPIADE Garsington Opera, Heggie's Dead Man Walking Theatre Schwerin, and a staged version of Handel’s MESSIAH Royal Danish Opera and Oper Frankfurt.

Recent engagements include GADDAFI English National Opera, WOZZECK La Monnaie, MADAMA BUTTERFLY Royal Albert Hall, Vivaldi’s LA VERITA IN CIMENTO and L'INCORONAZIONE DI DARIO Garsington Opera, SERSE Iford Festival Opera, CYRANO ET ROXANNE (world premiere), with text by Jean-Claude Carriere and music by Stavros Xaharkos, as a French-Greek co-production in Athens and Compiegne, and CARMEN O2 Arena in London. He also directed the Bollywood musical ZANGOORA: THE GYPSY PRINCE in India.

David Freeman first directed Prokofiev’s THE FIERY ANGEL at the Kirov (now Mariinsky) Opera St. Petersburg, conducted by Valery Gergiev. This production was also seen at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Bunko Kaiken Theatre, Tokyo and the San Francisco Opera. In Russia, it won the best production and best director awards and was also televised by BBC and released as a commercial video. In the USA he also directed the American premiere of Glass’ AKHNATEN Houston Grand Opera and in New York.

David founded the Opera Factory in London in 1981, under the auspices of ENO. It was the resident company at the South Bank Centre from 1986, when the 900 seat Queen Elizabeth Hall was adapted as a theatre specifically for the company, until 1995. He directed 22 productions for OFL, eight of which have been televised. The company gave its last performance in 1998, AND THE SNAKE SHEDS ITS SKIN, with text by David Freeman and music by Senegalese pop composer Habib Faye. Recognising his film and TV experience, he has served on Film Music Festival juries in Cannes and Lyons.

David has directed many plays, including both parts of Goethe’s FAUST with actor Simon Callow, his own dramatisation of Malory’s LE MORTE D'ARTHUR Lyric Theatre, WINTER’S TALE The Shakespeare Globe Theatre and THE ENTERTAINER with actor David Threlfall Derby Playhouse.