Jonathan Kent

Introduction

Jonathan Kent was the joint artistic director, with Ian McDiarmid, of the Almeida Theatre between 1990 - 2002. In addition to his successful theatre work,  Jonathan's most recent opera engagements include: Tosca for the Royal Opera House, Katya Kabanova, The Tempest, Le Nozze di Figaro and The Letter for Santa Fe, Elektra and Die Frau ohne Schatten for the Mariinsky Theatre, A Child of our Time and The Flying Dutchman for ENO and Don Giovanni, The Turn of the Screw and The Fairy Queen for Glyndebourne, Opera Comique and at BAM.

Future opera projects include Hippolyte et Aricie for the Glyndebourne Festival and Manon Lescaut for the Royal Opera House.

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Schedule

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

Director, Jonathan Kent
Conductor, Antonio Pappano 

Manon Lescaut, Kristine Opolais
Lescaut,  Christopher Maltman
Chevalier des Grieux, Jonas Kaufmann
Geronte de Ravoir, Maurizio Muraro
Edmondo, Benjamin Hulett, 
Dancing Master, Robert Burt
Singer, Nadezhda Karyazina
Lamplighter, Luis Gomes
Naval Captain, Jeremy White

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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OPERA PRODUCTIONS

2003
KATYA KABANOVA, Santa Fe
2005
A CHILD OF OUR TIME, ENO
LUCIO SILLA, Santa Fe
2006
TOSCA, ROH
THE TEMPEST, Santa Fe
THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Glyndebourne on Tour
2007
ELEKTRA, Mariinsky Theatre
THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Glyndebourne Festival
2008
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Santa Fe
2009
THE FAIRY QUEEN, Glyndebourne Festival
THE LETTER, Santa Fe
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN, Mariinsky Theatre
2010
THE FAIRY QUEEN, Opera Comique, Paris
THE FAIRY QUEEN, BAM, New York
DON GIOVANNI, Glyndebourne Festival
2011
ELEKTRA, Nice Opera
THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Los Angeles Opera
DON GIOVANNI, Glyndebourne Festival
THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Glyndebourne Festival
2012
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, English National Opera
2013
HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE, Glyndebourne Festival

         

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INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES

How to make Wagner's The Flying Dutchman fly: A Diary
Jonathan Kent recounts the problems he has faced in the weeks of rehearsals prior to opening night on Saturday 28th April.
Click here to read the full article.
The Times / 26 April 2012

ENO's new Flying Dutchman: 'It will be a white-knuckle ride'
Director Jonathan Kent and conductor Edward Gardner talk about their first tussle with Wagner in ENO's new production of The Flying Dutchman- Tom Service reports.
Click here to read the full interview
The Guardian / 19 April 2012

Dynamic duo launch into a leviathan
Directors Jonathan Kent and Ian McDiarmid are used to challenges. But a nine-hour Ibsen boasting 75 speaking parts? Jasper Rees reports
Link to article - Telegraph / 8 June 2011
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-features/8548403/Dynamic-duo-launch-into-a-leviathan.html

Jonathan Kent: Opera's great antihero
Jonathan Kent was one of the country's top theatre directors before chalking up a series of successes in opera. Tom Service talks to him ahead of taking on Don Giovanni
Link to full interview - The Guardian / 1 July 2010:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jul/01/jonthan-kent-don-giovanni-glyndebourne

Golden ticket: British theatre's dynamic duo bring Don Giovanni to Glyndebourne
Link to full article by Michael Church / The Independent / 4 July, 2010:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/golden-ticket-british-theatres-dynamic-duo-bring-don-giovanni-to-glyndebourne-2016520.html

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