About Harry Fehr
Harry Fehr studied philosophy at the University of Nottingham and for a postgraduate diploma in theatre directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
He has directed Orlando (San Francisco Opera/Welsh National Opera/Scottish Opera – nominated for a Wales Theatre Award), Roberto Devereux (Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe), Tosca (De Nederlandse Reisopera), L’elisir d’amore (Den Jyske Opera – named Opera Production of the Year at the 2017 CPHCulture Theatre Awards), the Chinese premiere of Falstaff (Shanghai Opera House), the world premiere of Craig Armstrong’s The Lady from the Sea (Edinburgh International Festival/Scottish Opera – winner of a Herald Angel Award), Ariodante, Der fliegende Holländer, Il matrimonio segreto and La cenerentola (Scottish Opera), I Capuleti e i Montecchi and La finta giardiniera (Buxton Festival – the latter nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award), Così fan tutte (Opera Holland Park; Diva Opera at Wilton’s Music Hall), La clemenza di Tito (Teatru Manoel, Valletta), Die schöne Müllerin, La serva padrona and Stephen McNeff’s Gentle Giant (Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House), Henry Fielding’s The Lottery (Bury Court Opera/ L’Avventura), Così fan tutte and La bohème (Clonter Opera – the former nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award), and Oberon and Mignon (New Sussex Opera).
Harry works frequently with students and has directed conservatoire productions of Radamisto (Dutch National Opera Academy), La finta giardiniera (Royal College of Music), Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), The Cunning Little Vixen and Le nozze di Figaro (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama), and L’incoronazione di Poppea and Rinaldo (Trinity Laban), as well as several programmes of scenes (GSMD, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Opera Academy, Copenhagen). He has a close association with the community-based group Blackheath Halls Opera, where he has directed Noye’s Fludde, Kate Whitley’s Paws & Padlocks, Le comte Ory, Cendrillon, Eugene Onegin and L’elisir d’amore.
Before, during and after his time on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, he was revival, associate or assistant director on over twenty productions for the Royal Opera, also reviving its productions of Così fan tutte for Seattle Opera and La traviata in Guangzhou, China.
Plans include Il trovatore (Welsh National Opera) and Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park (Samling Institute for Young Singers). Peter Grimes (Basel) has been delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.