Jack Furness | Director


Jack Furness



British stage director Jack Furness is the founder and artistic director of Shadwell Opera. Recent directing credits include Dvořák’s Rusalka (Garsington Opera), Bernstein’s Candide (Scottish Opera), revival of Andrei Serban’s production of Puccini’s Turandot (Royal Opera House), Mozart’s Il re pastore (Buxton Festival), Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (Copenhagen Opera Festival), Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Royal Academy of Music), revival of David McVicar’s production of Bizet’s Carmen (The Dallas Opera), revival of Kasper Holten’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Royal Opera House), Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni (Teatru Manoel, Malta), George Benjamin’s Written on Skin and Lessons in Love and Violence (Melos Sinfonia in St Petersburg), Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Wexford Festival ShortWorks). Productions with Shadwell include Oliver Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are (Alexandra Palace Theatre, Bamberg Symphony, and Mariinsky Concert Hall, St Petersburg), Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, which won a 2009 RBS Herald Angel Award (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Lighthouse, Schoenberg’s Erwartung and George Benjamin’s Into the Little Hill.

June 2023