Michael Grandage directed this production of Madame Butterfly for HGO in 2010; the company revived the production in 2012 and 2015, and it was also performed by Lyric Opera of Chicago. HGO also staged his production of The Marriage of Figaro in 2016 and 2023. Other opera work includes Don Giovanni for the Metropolitan Opera and Billy Budd for the San Francisco Opera, which has also been seen at Glyndebourne and Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Grandage is Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company, where his work includes the films Genius starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Linney, and most recently My Policeman starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin. His theater productions for MGC in the West End and on Broadway include Orlando with Emma Corrin, Hughie with Forest Whitaker, Photograph 51 with Nicole Kidman, The Cripple of Inishmaan with Daniel Radcliffe, and Peter and Alice with Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw. He was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in London (2002-12) and Sheffield Theatres (2000-05), where his work included directing Chiwetel Ejiofor in Othello, Frank Langella and Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon, Derek Jacobi in King Lear, Eddie Redmayne and Alfred Molina in Red (Tony Award for Best Director), Jude Law in Hamlet, and Kenneth Branagh in Ivanov. He won three Olivier Awards for his musical productions of Guys and Dolls, Merrily We Roll Along, and Grand Hotel. He was President of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama from 2010 to 2022. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors 2011.
MADAME BUTTERFLY 2010-11
MADAME BUTTERFLY 2014-15
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO 2015-16, 2022-23