Paul Curran


Stage Director
Paul Curran is a graduate in Directing of the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney, and of the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki. Directorial credits include Tannhauser Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Peter Grimes for Santa Fe Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos at Flanders Opera Antwerp, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Canadian Opera, I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata Teatro Comunale, Florence, Die Fledermaus and L´Incoronazione di Poppea, Royal Academy of Music London, Ariadne auf Naxos and Daphne (DVD) Teatro La Fenice Venice, Cherubin (DVD) in Cagliari, Peter Grimes and Otello at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste, Pastorale (world premiere) Stuttgart Opera, Il trovatore (DVD) at the Teatro dell´Opera, Rome, and Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, Tristan und Isolde, BBC Symphony Orchestra, La Finta Giardiniera (Mozart) with Garsington Opera; I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Spoleto Festival, USA, A Midsummer Night´s Dream (Britten) and Die Konigskinder (Humperdinck) Winner of the Premio Abbiati, La Statira (Cavalli) and La Cenerentola (DVD)at the Teatro San Carlo, Naples, Mirandolina (Martinu) and Eva (Foerster) at the Wexford Festival, The Miserly Кnight (Rakhmaninov) and A Florentine Tragedy (Zemlinsky), Teatro Sao Carlos, Lisbon, Prince Igor (Borodin) with the Kirov Opera, the British premiere of Kullervo (Aulis Sallinen) for UCO in London, Hamlet with designer Vivienne Westwood for the Clerkenwell Music Series, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Man of La Mancha at the Covent Garden Festival (also recorded on CD), I Gioielli della Madonna (Wolf-Ferrari) for UCO, and also Rigoletto, Die Zauberflöte and The Bear (Chekhov), The Rehearsal (a new play, both as writer and director) with Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at Disney Hall.
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