Gerard Jones

Gerard Jones

Stage Director

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Gerard Jones, Stage Director

Jones spent several years assisting in major houses around the world before joining the Royal Opera House's Jette Parker Young Artist scheme where he directed four productions. He is about to take part as a Finalist in the European Opera Prize directing competition on Manon Lescaut (Zurich, June 29/30th).  
Born in Kent, Jones studied Italian and German at UCL.                          
After graduating he went on to assist opera directors including Richard Jones, Antony McDonald, John Fulljames, David Alden, Kasper Holten and Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier.
Work as an assistant director to Richard Jones includes Rodelinda at ENO, Peter Grimes at La Scala Milan, Anna Nicole for The Royal Opera and New York City Opera, Macbeth, Falstaff and Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Festival and
Gloriana and Boris Godunov for The Royal Opera.

Other assisting work includes Der Ring des Nibelungen at Nationale Reisopera for Antony McDonald, Quartett in the Linbury Studio Theatre and Orphee et Euridice at
ROH for John Fulljames. He revived Il turco in Italia and Anna Nicole for The Royal Opera and Les Troyens for San Francisco Opera.

Jones joined the ROH’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme as Stage Director in 2015 and left the programme in Summer 2017.

Directing work includes two main stage scenes shows for the Young Artist Programme at ROH, Oreste for ROH at Wiltons Music Hall, newly written musical theatre piece First Ladies for YMTUK and La Tragedie de Carmen, also for ROH at Wiltons.

Recent work includes directing Monteverdi Madrigals Books 5 and 6 (Bilbao), reviving Orphee et Euridice at La Scala and Assistant director Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (ROH).
He is currently assisting Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier on L'Italiana in Algeri (Salzburg).

Future work includes directing a semi-staging of Siegfried (Halle Orchestra, Manchester, June 2 and 3rd).


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