Rob Kearley


The British director returned to the U. S. last season for his San Francisco Opera debut (Rigoletto). He has worked with companies across Europe and North America including English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opera North, Opéra de Lyon, Prague State Opera, Prague National Theatre, Teatro Comunale Bolzano, and the Bregenz Festival. Kearley has collaborated with numerous renowned directors, among them David Pountney, Christopher Alden, Tim Albery, Robert Carsen, Chen ShiZheng, and Yoshi Oida, among others. Recent engagements include Portraits de Manon at the Wexford Festival; revivals of The Passenger for Florida Grand Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Houston Grand Opera; directing at the Europa Cantat Festival in Turin; Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; working with the Opéra Comique in Paris; Faust (new production) and Death in Venice for Opera North; The Magic Flute for the Bregenz Festival; and Peter Grimes for Opéra de Lyon.

Lyric directorial debut: Turandot (2017|18).
Previously at Lyric: Associate director/Die Walküre (2017|18), Das Rheingold (2016|17), The Passenger (2014|15).

Last updated: December 5, 2017