Stage director Pedro Ribeiro was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 Seasons. Born in Portugal, he began studying music at the age of 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. He also completed the opera stage directing course of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Ribeiro made his Royal Opera House directing debut with staged productions of Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été and Massenet’s Le Portrait de Manon in the Linbury Studio Theatre. He went on to stage the JPYA 2012 Summer Showcase Performances and direct a concert staging of Il viaggio a Reims on the main stage. In the 2011/12 Season he also assisted the directors of La traviata, Don Giovanni, Falstaff and La bohème. During the 2012/13 Season, he directed Bastien und Bastienne/Mozart and Salieri in the Linbury Studio Theatre and the JPYA Summer Performance on the Main Stage. He also assisted the directors of Robert le diable, Eugene Onegin, Nabucco and La donna del lago.
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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24 June 2013
Jette Parker Young Artists to perform special selection of staged opera scenes.