Conor Hanratty trained at UCLA, with the Ninagawa Company, the National Theatre Directors’ Course and Rough Magic’s SEEDS programme. With his company Ulysses Opera Theatre, he directed Flatpack and Harp | A River Cantata (Dublin Fringe Festival), and most recently The Stalls, the third of a trilogy of new operas commissioned for Cork Opera House and Cork Midsummer Festival 2019.
Recent theatre productions include The Odd Couple at the Everyman, Cork, To Hell in a Handbag, in its third run at Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Postscript at the Abbey Theatre, and a season as resident director for Once at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin.
Other recent projects include Silent Night for Austin Opera, All’s Well that Ends Well at the Lir, Carmen for Opera San Antonio, Long Story Short – The Belfast Opera at Carlisle Memorial Church, Trouble in Tahiti for the Glimmerglass Festival and Maria de Buenos Aires at Cork Opera House. Conor spent the 2018-19 season as the Jerry and Dulcy Rosenberg Director in Residence at the Atlanta Opera.