Francisco Negrin’s innovative work has earned him considerable public success and international acclaim for more than two decades. Several of his opera productions have now been revived many times and also filmed for television (Una Cosa Rara, Venus, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, two different Giulio Cesare, Norma and Partenope). His earlier production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare for the Australian Opera, has been released on DVD and CD and has won five separate Australian Green Room Awards, including that for Best Director and Best Production. The newer Giulio Cesare, also released on DVD by Harmonia Mundi and the Royal Danish Opera, won the Reumert award and Orlando at the Royal Opera House was nominated for two Laurence Olivier Awards, including best production of the year. Born in 1963, Francisco Negrin studied cinematography before moving into opera, initially as an assistant director. His experience has taken him to most of Europe and America’s major stages and festivals, as well as to Australia’s major opera companies, including Orlando with Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Agrippina and Alceste at the Santa Fe Opera; La Clemenza di Tito and Norma at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu; I Puritani at La Monnaie in Brussels; and the world premiere of Ruder’s Kafka’s Trail in Copenhagen. Recent and upcoming engagements include I Puritani in Geneva and Athens, Rinaldo with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Vivaldi’s Griseldi at the Santa Fe Opera, and The Cunning Little Vixen in Copenhagen.