Greg Eldridge is making his HGO debut. He trained in Florence, Italy before joining the Young Artist program at London’s Royal Opera House, where he would later be appointed the inaugural Jette Parker Associate Director. A Bayreuth scholar, Eldridge has worked at leading international houses including the Vienna Volksoper, Scottish Opera, Guangzhou Opera House, The Norwegian Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, The Israeli Opera, Oper Frankfurt, The Icelandic Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and Opera Australia, winning several directing awards. Eldridge is a trained intimacy director and former board member of Stage Directors UK, where he worked to improve conditions for directors of live theater. He is currently Professor of Opera Directing at the University of Cincinnati, and Executive Director of Opera Project Columbus, both in Ohio.