Original Director Don Giovanni
John Caird was born in Edmonton and trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He embarked on his directorial career at Contact Theatre, Manchester, in 1973. Caird now works as a freelance director and writer working in theatre, opera and musical theatre. He is an Honorary Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Principal Guest Director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, and author of the book Theatre Craft.
Recent engagements: Director La bohème (San Francisco Opera); Tosca (LA Opera); Parsifal (Lyric Opera of Chicago)