Daniel Slater

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Daniel Slater is internationally recognised as one of today’s leading opera directors. He made his European debut at Opera North in 1998, with a production of Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride” that was nominated for numerous major awards. He began his opera career as an assistant director at Opera North (1995–96), the Royal Opera House (1997) and the Opéra National de Paris (1998–99). He was educated at the University of Bristol, where he took a first-class degree in English, and the University of Cambridge (1994), where he received a PhD for his thesis on Nietzsche’s influence on D. H. Lawrence.

His most recent opera productions include Verdi’s “Nabucco” (2013, Vlaamse Opera), Wagner’s “Lohengrin” (2012, San Francisco Opera, co-production with Houston Grand Opera and Grand Théâtre de Genève) and “Tristan und Isolde” (2012, The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet), Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” (2012, Garsington Festival), Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” (2012, Opera Holland Park) and Berg’s “Wozzeck” (2011, Santa Fe Opera), as well as Verdi’s “La traviata” (2012, Houston Grand Opera) and “Rigoletto” (2011, Grange Park Festival), Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (2010) and Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” (2009, both for the Garsington Festival), Händel’s “Xerxes” (2009, the Royal Opera in Stockholm), Britten’s “Peter Grimes” (2009, Grand Théâtre de Genève), Händel’s oratorio “Samson” (2008, Buxton Festival – nominated for the Manchester Evening News “Best Opera Production” Award). His future plans include Mozart’s “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” and Janaček’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” for Garsington Festival, Messager’s “Fortunio”, “Peter Grimes” for the Royal Festival Hall, Strauss’ “Salomé” for the Santa Fe Opera.


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