Gerard Jones Stage Director

Gerard Jones
Gerard Jones is a 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 in London where he collaborated in the new productions in addition to staging his own productions for the ROH’s large and second stages: 

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

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

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

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

Gerard Jones was invited by Calixto Bieito to present a new staging of Monteverdi’s madrigals (selection) at Teatro Arriaga Bilbao where Calixto is Artistic Director. His premiere of Manon lescaut at Staatstheater Mainz was well received by audience and critic. 

As Assistant Director he has collaborated with established directors including Richard Jones, Deborah Warner, Graham Vick, Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier, Anthony McDonald, David McVicar, Katie Mitchell and Kasper Holten in productions including  Les Troyens, 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 at opera houses including the Salzburger Festspiele, Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, Teatro alla Scala, Bolshoi Theater, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera and Staatsoper Hamburg.

Gerard Jones won 1st Prize at the European Opera Directing Competition granted by Opera Europa 

Jones graduated in clarinet and read Italian and German at University College London.


Manon Lescaut by Gerard Jones video teaser

Gerard Jones: Manon Lescaut, January 2020

Gerard Jones, Portfolio reel 2018

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