Tom Creed | Director


Tom Creed


Tom directed Vivaldi’s Griselda and Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann for Irish National Opera, both of which were nominated for Best Opera Production at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, as well as Jennifer Walshe’s Libris Solar as part of 20 Shots of Opera. He has developed and staged world premieres of Michael Gallen’s Elsewhere (Abbey Theatre), Donnacha Dennehy’s The Hunger (Abbey Theatre and BAM, New York), Annelies van Parys’s Private View (winner of the inaugural FEDORA Opera Prize), and Jürgen Simpson’s air india (Turning Point Ensemble, Vancouver). Other productions include Britten’s Owen Wingrave (Opéra national de Paris, Opera Collective Ireland), Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Wolf-Ferrari’s Susanna’s Secret and Poulenc’s The Human Voice (Opera Theatre Company); Stravinsky’s Mavra and Walton’s The Bear (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and Stravinsky’s Mavra and Renard (Royal Irish Academy of Music). He participated in the Opera Creation Workshop at the 2020 Aix-en-Provence Festival. He was previously Festival Director of Cork Midsummer Festival, Theatre and Dance Curator of Kilkenny Arts Festival and Associate Director of Rough Magic. He is a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of Culture Ireland and the steering committee of the National Campaign for the Arts, and is board member of Theatre Forum and GAZE Film Festival. His theatre productions have been presented in Ireland, the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia. Upcoming productions include the world premiere of Emma O’Halloran’s Trade and Mary Motorhead at the Prototype Festival in New York and LA Opera in 2023.

May 2022