Librettist and Director(United Kingdom)
La bohème, world premiere of The Phoenix (also librettist). Previously: Tosca (2015, 2010), La bohème (2012), Don Carlos (2012), world premiere of Brief Encounter (also librettist, 2009).
About the Artist:
John Caird’s work has been seen at HGO in Tosca (2015, 2010), the current production of La bohème (2012), Don Carlos (2012), and the 2009 world premiere of Brief Encounter, for which he also wrote the libretto. He is both director and librettist (with composer Tarik O’Regan) of The Phoenix, which will make its world premiere at HGO this coming spring. He is an honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, principal guest director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, and a freelance writer and director of plays, musicals, and operas. His National Theatre productions include Hamlet, Money, Humbleboy, The Seagull, Stanley, Trelawney of the Wells, Peter Pan, and hisown new Olivier Award–winning version of Bernstein’s Candide, which is now playing worldwide. Recent directorial credits include Knight’s Tale, Hamlet, and Twelfth Night in Tokyo; Don Giovanni at Welsh National Opera; McQueen at the Haymarket Theatre; Tosca in Chicago and Los Angeles; Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Stratford Festival in Canada; La bohème in San Francisco and Toronto, Parsifal in Chicago,and his own musical Daddy Long Legs Off-Broadway, in Tokyo, and across the United States. He has directed over 20 productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Beggar’s Opera, Twelfth Night, Peter Pan, Our Friends in the North, Nicholas Nickleby, and Les Misérables—the last two productions winning numerous awards in the West End, Broadway, and internationally.