Stephen Langridge

He studied acting at Exeter University. He worked as assistant director in the avant-garde company Opera Factory. He has directed Italian, French, German and contemporary operas, chronologically ranging from Monteverdi to the 21st century: L'Orfeo (Tokyo Opera), Semele (Buxton Festival), Julius Caesar in Egypt [Giulio Cesare in Egitto] (Bordeaux Opera), Ariadne in Creta [Arianna in Creta] (Dutch National Touring Opera), Thus do they all [Così fan tutte] (Ystad Opera Sweden), Don Carlo (Sao Carlos National Theater, Lisbon), Rigoletto (Vienna People's Opera), Othello [Otello] (Salzburg Festival), Maria Stuarda and The marriage of Figaro [Le nozze di Figaro] (Grange Park Opera), The damnation of Faust [La damnation de Faust] (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Bluebeard's Castle [A kékszakállú herceg vára] (Bregenz Festival), The turn of the screw, The Io Passion by Bertwistle (Almeida Opera) and The mask of Orpheus by the same composer (Royal Festival Hall), John Lunn’s three youth operas of an educational orientation Misper, Zoe, Tangier Tattoo (Glyndebourne Festival), etc. He regularly directs, in unconventional venues, works such as: West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and Giulio Cesare, staged with inmates in British high security prisons, Ngoma, a multiracial music theater act (South Africa), etc. He organizes educational workshops around the world. For the GNO he directed the operas The possessed by Haris Vrontos (2000/01) and Orfeus and Eurydice [Orfeo ed Euridice] (2006/07).