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Tim Albery



English director Tim Albery made his Royal Opera debut in 1994 with a production of Chérubin. He has since returned to direct Nabucco (1996), Der fliegende Holländer (2009) and Tannhäuser (2010) for The Royal Opera.

Albery began his career in theatre and turned to opera in the 1980s. He has a close relationship with Opera North, where his many productions include Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Così fan tutte, Fidelio, Macbeth, Don Carlos, Otello, Les Troyens (also Welsh National Opera), Madama Butterfly and Kat'á Kabanová. He has directed several productions for English National Opera, including Boris Godunov and Leoncavallo’s La bohème. For Scottish Opera his productions include a highly acclaimed Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Albery's international work includes Aida and War and Peace (Canadian Opera Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Metropolitan Opera, New York), Otello and The Aspern Papers (Dallas), Arabella (Santa Fe and Minneapolis), Die Zauberflöte (Santa Fe), Prima Donna (New York, Canada, London and Manchester), Kat'á Kabanová (Oviedo) and Simon Boccanegra (Bavarian State Opera). Albery maintains a strong interest in theatre, and has directed productions including Attempts on Her Life (Royal Court), Wallenstein and Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company), Berenice (National Theatre) and Nathan the Wise (Toronto).


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