Pedro is a Portuguese stage director who holds degrees in Stage Direction and Acting from the School of Music and Performing Arts of the University of Porto (ESMAE) with honours. He has worked as a performer in classical plays, contemporary dance, performance art, short films and new circus as well as a set and costume designer.
From 2005 to 2011, he worked with the international award-winning company Teatro de Marionetas do Porto as assistant stage director, costume and graphic designer. He joined the Royal Opera House young artists programme and made his Royal Opera House directing debut with Berlioz’s Les nuits d'été. In the following season he directed Mozart & Salieri in the Linbury Theatre. After finishing his contract with the ROH he was invited to come back to direct Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas in the Linbury Theatre.
Future engagements include a new opera Lab ‘Orpheo’ for Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation & ENOA; the residency ‘Landscape of new music theatre and opera’ for LOD muziektheater (Ghent) and La Monnaie (Brussels); and the revivals of Rigoletto and La traviata at the ROH, Covent Garden.