Francis O’Connor

Productions include La fanciulla del west (Grange Park Opera); Pinocchio (Opera North, also Chemnitz, Germany and The Minnesota Opera); Don Pasquale (Geneva); The Magic Flute (Grange Park); Ariadne auf Naxos (Garsington), La traviata (English National Opera); Don Pasquale (Garsington); The Original Chinese Conjuror (Aldeburgh and Almeida Opera); Don Giovanni, South Pacific and Iolanthe (Grange Park); Manon (Opera North); Der Vogelhändler (Komische, Berlin); Maometto II (Strasbourg), The Pirates of Penzance (Savoy); Ariadne auf Naxos (Castleward); May Night (Wexford); La vie parisienne (D’Oyly Carte); The Barber of Seville (ETO); and also How To Succeed In Business and Cole Porter’s Out of this World (Chichester).

Current theater: The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Love’s Labours Lost for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Simply Cinderella at the new Curve Theatre, Leicester; and Life x 3 (Watermill, Newbury).

Recently: The Horse Marines (Drum, Plymouth); Drowning on Dry Land (Salisbury); The Weir (Gate, Dublin); The Deep Blue Sea (tour and West End); Moonlight and Magnolias (Tricycle, London); Six Characters in Search of an Author (National Theatre of Scotland); Stepping Out (Derby); Honk and For Services Rendered (Watermill, Newbury); Translations (Princeton and New York); Shadowlands (Salisbury); Man of La Mancha (Edinburgh Lyceum).


For Galway’s Druid Theatre currently The Cripple of Inishmaan (Atlantic Theatre, New York following UK and Irish tour); many previous productions include Beauty Queen of Leenane (also London and Broadway), Lonesome West (also Broadway), and My Beautiful Divorce (also London with Dawn French). 2005-2006 the complete Synge plays cycle (also Lincoln Center, New York).


Other work includes The Plough and The Stars and The House of Bernada Alba (Abbey, Dublin), Andorra and A Raisin in the Sun (Young Vic), Calico (Duke of York’s), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (RSC and Garrick) and Peer Gynt (National Theatre).


Work in hand includes: Two Men of Florence (Huntington, Boston); Much Ado About Nothing (Singapore); Mirandolina (Garsington Opera); Lucrezia Borgia (Buxton Opera); and Capriccio (Grange Park Opera).

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