TED HUFFMAN
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Ted Huffman, a New York native, graduated from Yale University in Humanities and is a former member of the prestigious Merola Opera Program in San Francisco. He has created productions for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Theater an der Wien and Aldeburgh Festival, among others.

Most recent projects include the world premiere of Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis, based on Sarah Kane’s last play, for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias for Dutch National Opera, Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers for Opera National de Lorraine, the world premiere of Macbeth by Luke Styles at Glyndebourne Festival, Les mamelles de Tirésias and Der Kaiser von Atlantis in a double-bill for Juilliard Opera, Ana Sokolović’s Svádba with Zack Winokur at the Festival d’Aix en Provence and Opéra Angers-Nantes and Mozart's Cosi fan tutte for Merola Opera.

Other past productions include Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper, Les mamelles de Tirésias at La Monnaie, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Aldeburgh, Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro for Yale Opera, Most of the Boys at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Der Kaiser von Atlantis for Central City Opera, Philipp Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox at the Skylight Music Theater, Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse for English Touring Opera and Cavalli’s La Calisto for Cincinnati Opera. Mr Huffman has also created concert stagings of Die Dreigroschenoper with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Jurowski and Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio with the Philharmonia Baroque and Nicholas McGegan.

Upcoming productions include the world premiere of Le Premier Meurtre by Arthur Lavandier at Opéra de Lille, Orphee aux enfers for Opéra Angers-Nantes, Svádba for Théâtres de la Ville Luxembourg, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for Opernhaus Zurich and Handel’s Rinaldo for Oper Frankfurt.

As an acting teacher, Mr Huffman has worked with young artists from the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows, Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, Canadian Opera Company Studio and LA Opera’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program.

 
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"[...]rawly powerful and laceratingly honest[...]Ted Huffman’s finely choreographed staging strikes the right note of unrelieved austerity. This is an urgent message from black-dog hell, and it should not go unheeded."
The Daily Telegraph, 4.48 Psychosis - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, May 2016
"Where this first ever operatic setting by Philip Venables succeeds is through simple honesty. With a score ranging guilelessly from motoric arrhythmia to wispy renaissance, director Ted Huffman and team attempt neither dramatic adornment nor explanation but allow the text to breathe within a kaleidoscope of inner-outer conflict."
The Independent, 4.48 Psychosis - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, May 2016
"Ted Huffman’s production has a disturbing fluidity [...]4:48 Psychosis is a remarkable achievement."
 
The Guardian, 4.48 Psychosis - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, May 2016
"It’s unhinged and chilling, albeit laced with Kane’s trademark humour. Most of all, it is dizzyingly colourful. Ted Huffman’s production does well to keep things simple[...]"
Financial Times, 4.48 Psychosis - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, May 2016
"Philip Venables’ operatic version of Sarah Kane’s final play is both startling and immensely moving…Hannah Clark’s sparse designs and Ted Huffman’s unfussy production both focus attention on the individual performances[...]an immensely moving piece."
 
The Stage, 4.48 Psychosis - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, May 2016

Ted Huffman

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Ted Huffman

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