|Chris is an Anglo-Indian director and librettist. He read Music at Royal Holloway where he started directing, having trained as a singer and actor. He has worked for Opera de Baugé (Aida, Le nozze di Figaro, Madame Butterfly, Pagliacci), The Grange Festival (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Longborough Festival Opera (Das Rheingold, Così fan tutte), English Touring Opera (Giulio Cesare, Dardanus, The Silverlake, Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and Welsh National Opera (Madame Butterfly, Die Fledermaus, La forza del Destino, War and Peace, Un ballo in maschera, Carmen). |
He was the founder and artistic director of Opera Holloway, directing and translating Figaro, Cendrillon, and Hansel and Gretel. For Brent Opera he directed Rigoletto, The Magic Flute and The Mikado. He directed Die Fledermaus at the Epsom Playhouse for ELOC and most recently with his own company Moon-Little Theatre directed Don Giovanni, The Turn of the Screw and workshopped scenes from Blood and Ink, a pasticcio opera about Adolf Eichmann and Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest. Future plans include Longborough’s Ring Cycle.