Award winning director, Paul Curran, is one of the most sought after stage directors of his generation. A graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, he was Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Opera from 2007 – 2011. As a freelance stage director, his productions have been seen at the highest level internationally, including critically acclaimed productions for La Scala Milan, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera New York.

Engagements in the current and the forthcoming season include Il Trovatore for the Teatro Regio Torino, Carmen for Opera Philadelphia and the Seattle Opera, My Fair Lady for the Teatro di San Carlo, Der fliegende Holländer for the Teatro Comunale di Firenze and The Bartered Bride for Garsington Opera.

Recent production highlights include La Donna del Lago (DVD) Metropolitan Opera, New York; The Tsar’s Bride ROH Covent Garden; La traviata, Carmen Opera Philadelphia; The Golden Cockerel Santa Fe Opera; My Fair Lady Teatro San Carlo Napoli; La Cenerentola Teatro Maestranza Seville; Tristan und Isolde Teatro La Fenice Venice; Death in Venice Garsington Opera; La Donna del Lago Santa Fe Opera; World Premiere of Becoming Santa Claus Dallas Opera; Der Fliegende Holländer Ekaterinburg Opera, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Golden Mask Festival; Man of La Mancha Utah Opera, Faramondo Göttingen Händel Festival, Brisbane Baroque Festival; Die Zauberflöte for Norwegian National Opera; Rusalka at the New National Theatre Tokyo; Pagliacci Royal Danish Opera, Norwegian National Opera; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Tosca and Otello Canadian Opera Company; Albert Herring Los Angeles Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Les Arts Valencia, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; Peter Grimes Savonlinna Opera Festival; Baden Baden 1927 Gotham Chamber Opera NY; La Boheme Wolftrap

Other directorial credits include: Tannhäuser Teatro alla Scala, Milan; La Bohème, Billy Budd, Albert Herring and Peter Grimes Santa Fe Opera; Die Frau ohne Schatten and Lulu Chicago Lyric Opera; Ariadne auf Naxos Flanders Opera Antwerp, I Lombardi Teatro Comunale Florence; Die Fledermaus and L’Incoronazione di Poppea Royal College of Music, London; Ariadne auf Naxos and Daphne (DVD) Teatro La Fenice, Venice; Chérubin (DVD) Cagliari; Peter Grimes and Otello Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste; Tosca Canadian Opera; Peter Grimes Washington Opera and Otello Welsh National Opera; Pastorale (world premiere) Stuttgart Opera; Il Trovatore (DVD) Teatro dell’Opera, Rome, Teatro Comunale, Bologna and Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo; Tristan und Isolde BBC Symphony Orchestra; La Finta Giardiniera Garsington Opera; I Capuleti e i Montecchi Spoleto Festival USA; A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Die Königskinder (Humperdinck) which won the Italian Critics’ Prize, Premio Abbiati, La Statira (Cavalli) and La Cenerentola (DVD) Teatro San Carlo, Naples; Mirandolina (Martinu) and Eva (Foerster) Wexford Festival; The Miserly Knight (Rachmaninov) and Eine Florentinische Tragödie (Zemlinsky) Teatro Sao Carlos, Lisbon; Prince Igor and Tosca Mariinsky Theatre; the British premiere of Kullervo (Aulis Sallinen) and I Gioielli della Madonna (Wolf-Ferrari) UCO London; Hamlet with designer Vivienne Westwood for the Clerkenwell Music Series, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Man of La Mancha at the Covent Garden Festival (also recorded on CD), A Little Night Music Columbus Ohio, The Bear (Chekhov) and The Rehearsal (a new play, both as writer and director) with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at Disney Hall.

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