Sydney Opera House

John Cox


Background: Born, Bristol.  Graduate and Honorary Fellow, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University. Freelance director of plays, opera, musicals; Director of Productions, Glyndebourne (1971-81); General Administrator, Artistic Director Scottish Opera (1981-6); Director of Production, Royal Opera, Covent Garden (1988-94)

OA repertoire: The Barber of Seville, Albert Herring, Patience, A Masked Ball, Capriccio, The Rake's Progress, Arabella

Other Companies:  Most major opera houses including  La Scala (Milan), Metropolitan (New York), Munich, Brussels, Amsterdam, Chicago, San Francisco; and festivals such as Glyndebourne, Wexford, Salzburg, Garsington, Santa Fe and Drottningholm. He is associated especially with the works of Richard Strauss, Mozart, Rossini, and rarities such as Lulu, Zémire er Azor, Tom Jones, Il re Postore, La Calisto, Hamlet, Die Frau ohne Schatten (the latter for the Melbourne Festival); Thaïs (Metropolitan Opera, New York)

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