Revival Director(United Kingdom)
The Marriage of Figaro. Previously: The Magic Flute (2015) and Ariodante (2002).
About the Artist:
Ian Rutherford was the revival director for HGO’s The Magic Flute (2015) and Ariodante (2002). He studied at Guildhall School of Music, Sheffield University, and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before joining English National Opera (ENO). As a staff director for ENO, he directed critically acclaimed revivals of The Barber of Seville, Falstaff, Madame Butterfly, The Magic Flute, and La bohème. With Diva Opera (Britain’s premier chamber opera company) he has directed Tosca, La traviata, Gianni Schicchi, Lucia di Lammermoor, and La belle Hélène; these productions have toured throughout Europe. He has also directed new productions of Madame Butterfly for Opera Holland Park, Cendrillon for Royal Academy of Music, La bohème for Blackheath Concert Halls, and the world premiere of Christopher Bowers-Broadbent’s The Face at Gray’s Inn, London. Rutherford directed a new production of Il matrimonio segreto for Festival les Azuriales, which was so favorably received in 2003 that it returned in 2004. He has directed revivals of many David Alden productions, including the Ariodante seen at HGO (also Vlaamse Opera and Ópera de Oviedo); Lucia di Lammermoor (Canadian Opera Company, Opera Gothenburg, and Washington National Opera); Peter Grimes (Ópera de Oviedo and Deutsche OperBerlin); and Otello. He directed Billy Budd for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Melly Still’s Rusalka for Opera Slovenia, and David McVicar’s Die Meistersinger at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Future plans include The Marriage of Figaro at Glyndebourne, Otello in Madrid, and Lucia di Lammermoor in Bonn.