Guthrie flying high with his first Wagner

25 May 2018

Thomas Guthrie © Theresa Pewal

British Director Thomas Guthrie opens his new production of The Flying Dutchman at Longborough Festival Opera on Wednesday, 6 June.

The production – Guthrie’s first Wagner (cond. Anthony Negus) – is the crowning glory of his 17/18 season, which has included a WhatsonStage ‘Best Revival’ award for his direction of the Royal Opera House’s The Magic Flute starring Roderick Williams as Papageno, a Visiting Fellowship at Princeton University culminating in critically acclaimed, masked performances of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, and work with the innovative Prison Choir Project in Bizet’s Carmen for a special performance attended by HRH The Prince of Wales at Dartmoor Prison.

This summer the ‘music-psychodrama’ Burying the Dead, which Thomas has developed and directed alongside experimental Baroque group Ceruleo, tours to Buxton International and Stroud Green Festivals. A fascinating new project taking the audience on a fictional journey inside the head of Henry Purcell.

Toi, toi, toi Tom!