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Greg Eldridge

Director

Biography

Australian director Greg Eldridge was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2013–15, and is Jette Parker Associate Director for the 2015/16 Season. He has directed La scala di seta 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 and Don Giovanni 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. In the 2015/16 Season he directs The Lighthouse (Meet the Young Artists Week) and assists the directors of Le nozze di Figaro, Carmen, Tosca and Il trovatore.

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, as well as for Victorian Opera, Melbourne Opera and Lyric Opera of Melbourne in Australia.

Eldridge has delivered lectures and workshops at universities and studios including Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar and Regent’s University London. His awards include from the Australian Foundation for Youth Excellence.

News and features

Young Artist Profile: Greg Eldridge - 'Preparation is the most important thing'

Young Artist Profile: Greg Eldridge - 'Preparation is the most important thing'

13 July 2015

The Australian stage director on making sure that a production goes smoothly, from managing the schedule to standing in for sopranos during love scenes.

Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

1 April 2014

See the future stars of opera for free at the Royal Opera House.

Five new singers to join Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

Five new singers to join Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

9 January 2013

Scheme supports development of young singers through coaching, singing smaller roles and covering larger parts.

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