British Director Anthony Almeida is the only director to have won both the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award and the European Opera Director Prize. Theatre credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Curve Theatre, Leicester, English Touring Theatre) and 2023 engagements include The Turn of the Screw for Royal Danish Opera. Almeida is a former Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre, where he directed Figures of Speech. He is a former Link Artist Stage Director at the Royal Opera House on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. He made his Royal Opera House debut in the 2021/22 Season, with a double-bill of Mavra/Pierrot lunaire.