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 among the four finalists of the European Opera Directing Prize 2018. His upcoming projects will take him to Mainz and Poznan.

English opera director Gerard Jones was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2015–17 Seasons. His credits as solo director at the ROH include:

  • La Tragedie de Carmen, at the Wiltons Music Hall (Lynbury under renovation) 
  • Handel’s Orest, at the Wiltons Music Hall (Lynbury under renovation)  
  • JPYAP Summer performances on the main stage of the Royal Opera 2016 
  • JPYAP Summer performances on the main stage of the Royal Opera 2017 

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, 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 Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, Salzburg Festivals, 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.  

His upcoming premieres include two distinct production of Manon Lescaut: 

  •  25 January 2020 – Premiere of Mat Staatstheater Mainz  
  • 09 May 2020 – Premiere at Opera Poznan 

Gerard Jones, Portfolio reel 2018

Author Title Location ~ Event
Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Gluck Orfeo et Euridice La Scala, Milan (A.D.)
Bizet La Tragedie de Carmen Royal Opera, London
Benjamin Written on skin Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Wagner Die Meistersinger Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Francesconi Quartett Rouen, France (R.D.)
Francesconi Quartett Trento, Italy (R.D.)
Handel Oreste Royal Opera, London
Mussorgsky Boris Godunov Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Venables Psychosis 4:48 Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Mozart Cosí fan tutte Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Haas Morgen und Abend Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Francesconi Quartett Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Handel Rodelinda English National Opera, London (A.D.)
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Glyndebourne (A.D.)
Mozart Idomeneo Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Britten Gloriana Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Britten Gloriana Hamburg Opera (A.D.)
Verdi Falstaff Glyndebourne (R.D.)
Turnage Anna Nicole Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (R.D.)
Verdi Macbeth Glyndebourne (A.D.)
Wagner Der Ring der Nibelungen Nationale Reiseopera (A.D.)
Ravel Les enfantes et les sortileges Bolshoi, Moscow (A.D.)
Britten Peter Grimes La Scala, Milan (A.D.)
Turnage Anna Nicole Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Puccini Madame Butterfly Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Rossini Il Turco in Italia Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Verdi Falstaff Glyndebourne (A.D.)
Wagner Der Ring der Nibelungen Nationale Reiseopera (A.D.)
Cavalli La Calisto Royal Opera, London (A.D.)
Strauss Russalka Grange Park Opera, UK (A.D.)

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