Benjamin Davis

Revival Director Hansel & Gretel

Benjamin Davis was a staff director at WNO from 2001–2011 before embarking on a freelance career. Opera directing includes La Rondine (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Così fan tutte, Il Tabarro and Star-cross’d Lovers (WNO); Il Trittico for Opera Zuid; Opera Scenes for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama; Les Illuminations for Cardiff International Dance Festival (National Dance Company of Wales and WNO); Al gran sole carico d’amore as Associate Director to Katie Mitchell (Salzburg Festival and Kraftwerk Mitte for Staatsoper Unter den Linden); Choreographer of Orest (De Nederlandse Opera). He was artistic collaborator to Katie Mitchell on the world premiere of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin (Aixen- Provence Festival), which he restaged for Le Capitôle de Toulouse, Theater an der Wien, Prinzregententheater and L’Opéra Comique. As revival director: Gianni Schicchi (Royal Opera House); The Queen of Spades, Wozzeck, Tosca (WNO); revival choreographer of Jephtha (Royal Danish Opera); Hansel & Gretel (Bayerische Staatsoper and Portland Opera). Future projects include directing Vaughan Williams’s opera Sir John in Love (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), revivals of Carmen (Scottish Opera), Ariodante (De Nederlandse Opera and Canadian Opera), Gianni Schicchi (ROH) and a European concert tour of Written on Skin with the Mahler Symphony Orchestra. Linda Dobell (1953–2009)