2018–19 Season: Director, Orlando
British opera director Harry Fehr makes his American debut this summer directing Orlando for San Francisco Opera. He has directed Orlando, Il Matrimonio Segreto, La Cenerentola, Craig Armstrong’s The Lady from the Sea (winner of The Herald Angel Award 2012), Die Fliegende Holländer, and Ariodante for Scottish Opera; Orlando for Welsh National Opera; Falstaff for the Shanghai Opera House; and L’Elisir d’Amore for Danish National Opera (recognized as “Production of the Year” at the 2017 CPHCulture Theatre Awards).
Fehr has also staged Eugene Onegin, L’Elisir d’Amore, Cendrillon, Le Count Ory, and Noye’s Fludde for Blackheath Halls Community Opera; Così fan tutte for Opera Holland Park; La Finta Giardiniera and I Capuleti e i Montecchi for the Buxton Festival; and La Clemenza di Tito at Malta’s Teatru Manoel. Other projects include Stephen McNeff’s Gentle Giant for ROH2 in the Linbury Studio Theatre, Henry Fielding’s The Lottery for Bury Court Opera, and Oberon and Mignon for New Sussex Opera.
Working with young artists, Fehr has directed Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, La Finta Giardiniera at the Royal College of Music, Le Nozze di Figaro and The Cunning Little Vixen for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Rinaldo and L’Incoronazione di Poppea for Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and Cosi fan tutte (nominated for a 2016 Manchester Theatre Award) and La Bohème for Clonter Opera.
Fehr studied philosophy at the University of Nottingham and was a member of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden’s Young Artists Programme.