- Director, Artistic/Stage
The stage director James Robinson is regarded as one of America’s most inventive and sought after directors. He has won wide acclaim for productions that range from the standard repertory to world premieres to seldom performed works, and he is considered the most widely performed director of opera in North America. Past season productions include Abduction from the Seraglio and La Boheme for Houston Grand Opera, The Elixir of Love for Boston Lyric Opera and his widely seen production of Nixon in China for Opera Colorado.
His production of Turandot, first produced for the Minnesota Opera in 1995 has been seen by more than twenty five companies in North America. James Robinson has also directed Katya Kabanova and Eugene Onegin for Opera Ireland, Norma for the Royal Swedish Opera, Handel’s Rinaldo for Opera Australia, Handel’s Radamisto, Dominick Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Fire, for Opera Theatre of St. Louis. His 2004 production of Nixon in China, first produced by St. Louis, has been seen throughout the United States.