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harry fehr - opera director

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British-born opera director Harry Fehr studied philosophy at the University of Nottingham and was a member of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden’s Young Artists Programme.

He has directed productions for Scottish Opera (Orlando, Il Matrimonio Segreto, La Cenerentola, Craig Armstrong’s The Lady from the Sea - winner of The Herald Angel Award 2012, Die Fliegende Holländer and Ariodante); Welsh National Opera (Orlando); Shanghai Opera House (Falstaff); Danish National Opera ( L’elisir d’amore, winner of Production of the Year 2017 in the CPHCulture.dk awards); the Buxton Festival (Finta Giardiniera and I Capuleti e I Montecchi); Opera Holland Park (Così fan tutte) and Blackheath Halls Community Opera (Eugene Onegin, L’elisir d’amore, Cendrillon, Count Ory and Noye’s Fludde).

Working with young artists Harry Fehr has directed Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, La Finta Giardiniera at the Royal College of Music, Le Nozze di Figaro and The Cunning Little Vixen for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Rinaldo and L’Incoronazione di Poppea for Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Cosi fan Tutte (nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award 2016)and La Bohème for Clonter Opera.

Fehr’s 18-19 season includes Tosca for the Nederlandse Reisopera, Radamisto for the Dutch National Opera Academy, Roberto Devereux for Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe and Orlando for San Francisco Opera.