The English director’s work has earned acclaim at all of Britain’s most important opera companies, including the Royal Opera House (Chérubin, Tannhäuser, The Flying Dutchman), English National Opera (Billy Budd, Peter Grimes, Lohengrin, From the House of the Dead, Boris Godunov, War and Peace), Opera North, Scottish Opera, and Welsh National Opera. He has also created productions for the Metropolitan Opera, the Bregenz Festival, and the major opera houses of Munich, Amsterdam, Dallas, Santa Fe, and Toronto, among others internationally. Albery’s Grimes on the Beach (DVD), an outdoor staging of Peter Grimes in Suffolk for the Aldeburgh Festival, won the 2013 International Opera Award for best production. Albery most recently directed Capriccio (Santa Fe), Idomeneo (Garsington), and Mark Simpson’s Pleasure (world premiere, co-production for the Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Festival, and Opera North, where Albery’s productions have also included Così fan tutte, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Macbeth, and Otello). This season’s highlights include Un ballo in maschera (Opera North), Götterdämmerung, and Arabella (both at Toronto’s Canadian Opera Company). Non-operatic credits range from Shakespeare plays – among them As You Like It (London’s Old Vic Theatre) and Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company) – to Schiller’s Wallenstein (RSC), Racine’s Berenice (National Theatre), and Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life (Royal Court Theatre).
Previously at Lyric: Les Troyens (2016|17); Tannhäuser (2014|15).
Last updated: November 13, 2016