Thomas Guthrie


This was the Wagnerian ideal of the gesamptkunstwerk come to fruition

Plays to See (The Magic Flute, Longborough 2017)

Thomas Guthrie began his musical training as a treble at St John’s College, Cambridge. After reading Classics at Trinity College, Thomas received a scholarship to study at the RNCM where he won several prizes including the Fassbaender Award for Lieder, the Schubert Prize, and an ESU scholarship to study with Thomas Allen in Chicago, before taking the position of Stage Director on the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House in 2007.

Recent work includes Le nozze di Figaro (Longborough Festival Opera), Il barbiere di Siviglia (ROH revival), Mrs Mozart and Murmartinstein (Bergen Opera), David Lang’s Crowd Out for 1000 voices and the Berlin Philharmonic, the UK premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Monster in the Maze with the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle, and the revival of ROH’s Andrea Chénier for NCPA, Beijing. In 2015 he directed Classical Opera’s production of J. C. Bach’s Adriano in Siria at the Britten Theatre, and this year directs the company twice more for Mozart’s Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots and Apollo et Hyacinthus at St John’s Smith Square. He has recently been appointed Artistic Advisor for the York Early Music Festival and National Centre for Early Music, and his own staged composition SAL:VEH was premiered this spring at the Royal Festival Hall by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

Future engagements include a new production of Der fliegende Holländer for Longborough, a revival of Die Zauberflöte at the ROH and a visiting fellowship to Princeton University in fall of 2017. Thomas Guthrie is managed worldwide by Percius:

Director Thomas Guthrie has contributed plenty of energy and ideas to his vivid production, but has also maintained the opera’s crucial air of mystery

Bachtrack (The Magic Flute, Longborough 2017)

Previously for Longborough: The Magic Flute (2017), Le nozze di Figaro (2016)

Recent projects:Mrs Mozart, Murmartinstein (Bergen National Opera); Il barbiere di Siviglia, Die Zauberflöte (Royal Opera House)

Future projects:Der fliegende Holländer (Longborough Festival Opera)