Julius Caesar and The House without a Christmas Tree. Previously: Nixon in China (2017); The Abduction from the Seraglio (2017, 2008, 2002); La bohème (2008, 2002); Don Pasquale (2006); Salsipuedes and Turandot (2004); Julius Caesar and Lucia di Lammermoor (2003). Studio Showcase (2014).
About the Artist:
James Robinson’s work at HGO includes the debut of this production of Julius Caesar (2003); Nixon in China last season; The Abduction from the Seraglio (2017, 2008, 2002); La bohème (2008, 2002); the world premiere of Catán’s Salsipuedes (2004); and Lucia di Lammermoor (2003). Robinson is artistic director at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where he has mounted productions including Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland (American premiere), Peter Ash’s The Golden Ticket (world premiere), John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles (also presented at the Wexford Festival), and John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer. Robinson has directed new productions for San Francisco Opera (Norma, Il trittico, and The Elixir of Love); the Canadian Opera Company (Norma, Elektra, andNixon in China); the Santa Fe Opera (Capriccio, Così fan tutte, and The Rake’s Progress); and New York City Opera (La bohème, Hansel and Gretel, and Il viaggio a Reims). His work has also been seen at the Australian Opera, the Washington National Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, the Seattle Opera, the Royal Swedish Opera, the Dallas Opera, the Minnesota Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater. Recent highlights include Vanessa for Santa Fe Opera, The Elixir of Love for Canadian Opera Company, and the critically acclaimed 2013 world premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Champion for the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, which he later directed at Washington National Opera. This season at HGO, he will also direct the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek’s The House without a Christmas Tree.