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Paul Curran

Paul Curran
Christopher Bowen

Stage director

Award winning director, Paul Curran, is a graduate in Directing of the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney, and of the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki. He was Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Opera from 2007 – 2011.

Recent production highlights include La Donna del Lago Metropolitan Opera, New York; La traviata Opera Philadelphia, Bucharest National Opera; World Premiere of Becoming Santa Claus Dallas Opera; A Midsummer Night’s Dream Palau Les Arts Valencia; La Cenerentola Teatro San Carlo Napoli; Man of La Mancha Central City Opera; La Cenerentola Teatro Maestanza Seville; Tristan und Isolde Teatro La Fenice Venice; La Donna del Lago Santa Fe Opera; Der Fliegende Holländer Ekaterinburg Opera; Ariodante Royal Academy of Music; Faramondo Göttingen Händel Festival; Die Zauberflöte for Norwegian National Opera; Rusalka at the New National Theatre Tokyo; Pagliacci Royal Danish Theatre and Norwegian National Opera; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Tosca and Otello Canadian Opera Company; Albert Herring Los Angeles Opera; a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Teatro Dell’Opera Roma; Peter Grimes Savonlinna Opera Festival; Baden Baden 1927 Gotham Chamber Opera NY.

Other directorial credits include: a new production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride ROH, Covent Garden; 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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