Since making his professional debut with Don Giovanni at The Bristol Old Vic in 1994 (conductor Martyn Brabbins), Director/Designer Richard Studer has produced over ninety productions spanning the full breadth of the opera repertoire from Monteverdi to Phillip Glass at festivals and theatres across the UK. He is an Associate Director of Longborough Festival Opera. Richard is co-founder and Artistic Director of Opera Project, directing their touring and commissioned work (highlights include the Da Ponte cycle for Salisbury International Festival as well as a longstanding collaboration with the award-winning Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol). He was recently appointed Artistic Director of Mid Wales Opera – a national portfolio company based in Wales.
Previously for Longborough:Jenůfa (2016), Tosca, The Barber of Seville (2014), La bohème (2013), Katya Kabanova (2012), Falstaff (2011), Madama Butterfly (2010), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2009), The Cunning Little Vixen (2008), Eugene Onegin (2007), Don Giovanni, Rigoletto (2006), La bohème (2005), Figaro's Wedding, Madama Butterfly (2004), Albert Herring (2003), La traviata (2002)
Recent engagements:Ariadne auf Naxos, Un ballo in maschera (West Green House Opera); Don Giovanni, Tosca (Tobacco Factory); The Magic Flute, The Bear, Eugene Onegin (MWO, National Tours)