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 (2012). Since leaving the JPYAP, Ribeiro has returned to direct El Gato con Botas (Meet the Young Artists Week, 2013) and assisted on main stage productions including Barrie Kosky’s Carmen in the 2018/19 Season.
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. He has directed opera, drama, musical theatre and site-specific works, and regularly designs sets and costumes for his own productions.
Selected recent engagements include L’elisir d’amore and La cambiale del matrimonio (All’Opera), The Phantom of the Opera in concert (Porto Coliseum, Campo Pequeno Lisbon), Goldilocks (Opera Story) and Figados de Tigre (Quatro Ventos Theatre Company).
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