Portuguese director Pedro Ribeiro was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2011–13. He made his Royal Opera House debut with staged productions of Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été and Massenet’s Le Portrait de Manon in the Linbury Studio Theatre and went on to direct Bastien und Bastienne/Mozart and Salieri in the Linbury, stage the JPYA 2012 Summer Showcase Performances and direct the JPYA summer performances on the main stage, including a concert performance of Il viaggio a Reims in celebration of the Programme’s tenth anniversary. While on the Programme he assisted the directors of La traviata, Don Giovanni, Falstaff, La bohème, Robert le diable, Eugene Onegin, Nabucco and La donna del lago.
Ribeiro began studying music aged five. He holds a Licenciatura degree in stage direction, and a BA in theatre production and acting and movement techniques from the University of Oporto, and completed the opera stage directing course of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Since 2004, Ribeiro has been closely involved with the award-winning company Teatro de Marionetas do Porto as an assistant stage director and costume designer. He has also worked as a freelance stage director for opera, drama, musical theatre and contemporary site-specific works in some of Portugal’s major venues.
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