Australian director Greg Eldridge was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2013–15, and was Jette Parker Associate Director for the 2015/16 Season. He has directed La scala di seta and The Lighthouse in the Linbury Studio Theatre and Così fan tutte Act I, La Favorite Act I and scenes from Simon Boccanegra, Adriana Lecouvreur, Les Pêcheurs de perles, Faust and Roméo et Juliette for the JPYAP summer performance on the main stage. He has assisted the directors of El gato con botas (Meet the Young Artists Week) in the Linbury Studio Theatre and Carmen, Don Giovanni, Faust, Tosca, Rigoletto, Tristan und Isolde, Andrea Chénier, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, La traviata, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Carmen and Il trovatore on the main stage, and Carmen in Guangzhou. He has also worked with the Learning and Participation Department on Ebb and Flow, A Little Thing Called Life and at Insights and pre-performance talks.
Eldridge studied law and acting in Melbourne and opera direction in Florence. He has directed and assisted on more than forty productions of opera, music theatre and theatre in Australasia and Europe. He moved to London in 2012 and has worked for companies including Opera Holland Park, Longborough Festival Opera, Thüringer Landestheater Rudolstadt, Kennet Opera and OperaUpClose, for Victorian Opera, Melbourne Opera, Lyric Opera of Melbourne and Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival in Australia, and in Xi’an, China.
Eldridge has delivered lectures and workshops at universities and studios including Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, Regent’s University London, Stonecrabs Young Directors Training Programme, Cooper Hall Opera Club, Music Academy International and Gertrude Opera Studio. He is a member of the Stage Directors UK Opera Committee. His awards include from the Australian Foundation for Youth Excellence.
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Stage Director Greg Eldridge in rehearsals for the JPYA Summer Performance
Lauren Fagan, Caroline Dowdle, Samuel Dale Johnson and Stage Director Greg Eldridge rehearsing scenes from the JPYA Summer Performance
Lauren Fagan, Samuel Dale Johnson and Greg Eldridge in rehearsals for the JPYA Summer Performance
Greg Eldridge, Jette Parker Young Artist Stage Director 13/14