Richard Jones


The British director debuted at London’s Royal Opera directing the acclaimed 1994 Ring cycle. He has returned for eight productions, most recently Katya Kabanova. Among his 11 opera productions this season are L’enfant et les sortilèges (Paris), Ariodante (Valencia), and Jephtha (Berlin). Other major productions have included Hansel and Gretel (Welsh National Opera, Lyric, Metropolitan Opera); The Trojans (English National Opera); Falstaff, Macbeth, and Flight (Glyndebourne); Pelléas et Mélisande and Lohengrin (Munich); Peter Grimes (La Scala); and La bohème (Bregenz). Jones’s work in theater includes The Hairy Ape (Old Vic and New York – nominated for six Drama Desk Awards); The Trial, Public Enemy, The Government Inspector, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Good Soul of Szechuan (all for the Young Vic); and productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, London’s West End, and Broadway. A Tony nominee, Jones is the winner of five Olivier Awards. He was appointed a CBE in 2015.

Previously at Lyric: Five productions since 2000|01, most recently The Queen of Spades (2019|20); Ariodante, La bohème (both 2018|19).

Last updated: February 14, 2020