Australian director Andrew Sinclair was a Staff Director for The Royal Opera from 1994 to 2019, and now works as a freelance director. He has been revival director for many productions for The Royal Opera, including Turandot, La traviata, Tosca, Werther, Der Rosenkavalier (Schlesinger production) and Ariadne auf Naxos. During the 2019/20 Season he revives La traviata and Tosca for The Royal Opera.
Sinclair was born in Melbourne. From 1983 to 1985 he was Principal Resident Director of Australian Opera (Opera Australia) where his production of La bohème won a TV Emmy Award, and where his other directing credits included Otello, Die Walküre, Un ballo in maschera, Menotti’s The Consul and Peter Grimes. Since 1994 he has been a Staff Director for The Royal Opera. He directed their semi-staged Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Royal Albert Hall. His international directing credits include Le nozze di Figaro (Seattle), Lohengrin (Buenos Aires, San Diego), Norma (San Francisco), Les Pêcheurs de perles (Seattle, San Diego, Detroit, New York City, Miami, Washington, Montreal, Denver, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Chicago), Aida (two productions), Maria Stuarda, Tosca, La traviata and Pagliacci (San Diego), Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci (Sydney), La bohème (Singapore, Denver), L’incoronazione di Poppea and Le nozze di Figaro (Hong Kong), Salome (Singapore, Pittsburgh) and Madama Butterfly (Western Australia, Singapore).
Sinclair has directed productions for all the major Australian companies, and in New Zealand for the opera companies of Christchurch and Wellington. His European credits include I masnadieri for the Teatro Comunale, Bologna.