Alan Privett


Alan Privett’s career reflects a wide and varied training in different fields that have contributed to his work as a director. He read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and also studied at the Leicester School of Education and the Architectural Association. He has an ARCM in vocal performance.

Opera credits include productions for Midsummer Opera (venues in UK, Europe, Bermuda Festival); Mrs Fraser’s Frenzy (Canterbury, Cheltenham Festivals, Purcell Room); Madam Butterfly, Turandot, Aida, Macbeth, La traviata, L'elisir d'amoreOrpheus in the Underworld, and Don Giovanni (Opera South East).

As Artistic Director at Longborough he was responsible for the development of the 2013 Ring project. The 'mini-Ring' was performed as a complete cycle in 2004 at Longborough and the Cambridge Arts Theatre. 2013 saw the culmination of the project when the Ring cycle received three performances at Longborough - the only fully-staged production of the Ring in the UK in Wagner's bicentenary year.

Previously at Longborough: Ariadne auf Naxos (2018), Tannhäuser (2016), Ring cycle (2007-2013), Carmen (2009), Così fan tutte (2007), Hansel and Gretel (2005), The Magic Flute (2005), Tosca (2003), Der Ring (1998-2004)