Australian director Greg Eldridge joined The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in the 2013/14 Season, and in his first Season assists the directors of Carmen, Don Giovanni, Faust and Tosca on the main stage and of El gato con botas in the Linbury Studio Theatre as part of Meet the Young Artists Week.
Eldridge studied law and acting in Melbourne and opera direction in Florence. He has directed and assisted on over thirty productions of opera, music theatre and theatre in Australia, the UK and Europe. He moved to London in 2012 and has since directed Macbeth, Carmen and The Play of Daniel, and assisted on productions including Der Ring des Nibelungen (Longborough Festival), I gioielli della Madonna (Opera Holland Park), Don Giovanni (The Royal Opera), La fanciulla del West (King’s Head Theatre) and Così fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro (Lyric Opera Weimar).
Eldridge's awards include one from the Australian Foundation for Youth Excellence. He is the youngest director ever to be employed by Victorian Opera, Australia.
JPYA Summer Performance
The Royal Opera's stars of tomorrow take to the stage with the first acts of Donizetti's La Favorite and Mozart's Così fan tutte.
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