Gerard Jones Stage Director

Gerard Jones
Gerard Jones is a fresh young British director emerging from the young artist programme at the Royal Opera House. He is winner of the 1st prize of the European Opera Directing Prize 2018. Next production: Luzerner Theater and Poznan.

Gerard Jones, (Gravesend, UK) is an English opera director. Jones was a member of the Royal Opera’s Young Artists Programme 2015–17 seasons in London. His credits as solo director at the ROH include:  

• La Tragedie de Carmen, ROH at Wiltons Music Hall, London

• Handel’s Orest, ROH at Wiltons Music Hall, London 

• JPYAP Summer performances on the main stage of the Royal Opera 2016

• JPYAP Summer performances on the main stage of the Royal Opera 2017


Gerard Jones won 1st Prize at the European Opera Directing Competition within Opera Europa during their conference at Opernhaus Zurich. 

Following this prize he presented the full production of Manon Lescaut at Staatstheater Mainz to fantastic reviews. He also made a new production of the title for Opera Poznan, whose premiere was cancelled in May 2020 and will be rescheduled for 2022-23. 

Jones has presented his staging of Monteverdi’s madrigals (selection) at Teatro Arriaga Bilbao, invited by its Artistic Director, Calixto Bieito. 

In Fall 2021 he presents a new production at Theater Luzern. 


He started his career as Assisting/Revival Director of established names such as Richard Jones, Graham Vick, Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, Anthony McDonald, David Alden, Katie Mitchell, John Fulljames and Kasper Holten. 

Titles include Orphée et Eurydice, Eugene Onegin, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Boris Godunov, 4.48 Psychosis, Così fan tutte, Written on Skin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Der Ring des Nibelungen, La Traviata, Macbeth, Falstaff, Anna Nicole, Gloriana, Peter Grimes, Quartett, and Der Rosenkavalier, Il turco in Italia, Rodelinda and Morgen und Abend.

Theatres include the Salzburger Festspiele, Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, Teatro alla Scala, Bolshoi Theater, Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera and Staatsoper Hamburg.

Jones studied Italian and German at University College London and graduated in clarinet with honors. 

Manon Lescaut by Gerard Jones video teaser

Gerard Jones: Manon Lescaut, January 2020

Gerard Jones, Portfolio reel 2018

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