Paul Curran

Director in Ariadne auf Naxos


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 Ariadne auf Naxos and Daphne at the Teatro La Fenice Venice, Peter Grimes (Britten) and Otello (Verdi) at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste; Il Trovatore at the Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, La Finta Giardiniera (Mozart) with Garsington Opera; I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini) at the Spoleto Festival, USA; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten) and Die Konigskinder (Humperdinck), La Statira (Cavalli) and La Cenerentola (Rossini) at the Teatro San Carlo, Naples; Mirandolina (Martinu) and Eva (Foerster) at the Wexford Festival; The Miserly Knight (Rachmaninov) 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 La Cenerentola (Rossini), Rigoletto (Verdi), Die Zauberflote and The Bear (Chekhov).
In February 2005 he made his debut at La Scala, Milan directing Tannhauser. He will also direct new productions for Santa Fe Opera and Chicago Lyric Opera.

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