Ted Huffman is a writer and director for the stage. Ted studied Humanities at Yale University and apprenticed at San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program. He was a MacDowell Fellow with composer Philip Venables in 2017.
Most recently, he directed the world premieres of Kris Defoort's new opera The Time of our Singing for La Monnaie and Denis & Katya, a true-story opera he created with composer Philip Venables for Opera Philadelphia. Denis & Katya won the 2019 Fedora Generali Prize and the 2020 Ivor Novello Award for Stage Work and nominations at the International Opera Awards and the Opernwelt Jahrbuch Awards. His previous opera with Venables, 4.48 Psychosis (Royal Opera, London), was the first ever permitted adaptation of British playwright Sarah Kane’s work. The opera won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Opera and the production was nominated for an Olivier Award, a Royal Philharmonic Society Award and Sky Arts South Bank Award.
Other productions include Madama Butterfly (Opernhaus Zürich), Rinaldo (Oper Frankfurt), Salome (Oper Köln), Arthur Lavandier’s Le premier meurtre (Opéra de Lille), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra national de Montpellier), Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno (Royal Danish Theater), Luke Styles’ Macbeth (Glyndebourne) and Les mamelles de Tirésias (La Monnaie, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, De Nationale Opera, Palau de les Arts Valencia, Aldeburgh Festival).
For Mahogany Opera: The Big History of Little England.
Photo credit: Dominic M Mercier.