Dan Dooner

Dan Dooner

Canadian director Dan Dooner is a Staff Director of THE ROYAL OPERA COVENT GARDEN directing revivals which have included FIDELIOUN BALLO IN MASCHERAL’ELISIR D’AMORERIGOLETTOCOSÌ FAN TUTTELA TRAVIATASIMON BOCCANEGRA, DON PASQUALEDER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDERLES CONTES D’HOFFMANNLES VÊPRES SICILIENNESMACBETH AND FALSTAFF.

He was born in Ottawa and studied English and drama at the universities of Toronto and London. He has worked extensively in Britain and Europe, with engagements including directing revivals of OWEN WINGRAVEKÁT’A KABANOVÁTHE MAKROPULOS CASETRISTAN UND ISOLDE and JENŮFA for GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERAPARSIFAL for ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERALOHENGRIN for LA SCALA MILANDIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for the TEATRO DELL’OPERA DI ROMA and ELEKTRA for the SALZBURG FESTIVAL. He has also revived THE ROYAL OPERA’s production of DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG for OPERA AUSTRALIA, JENŮFA for ISRAELI OPERA and COSÌ FAN TUTTE for the CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY.

Complete List of work as follows:

OWN PRODUCTIONS

GIANNI SCHICCHI / IL TABARRO  (Opera Europa) – Holland Park, London 1996

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA  (Opera Europa) – Holland Park, London 1995

I PAGLIACCI / LA BETLY  (Opera Europa) - Holland Park, London 1994

RIGOLETTO   (Opera Europa) - Holland Park, London 1994

GIANNI SCHICCHI / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA   (Opera Europa) - Holland Park, London 1993

DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL   (Opera Lirica) – Holland Park, London 1992

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (Mecklenburgh Festival Opera) - 1987

LA NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mecklenburgh Festival Opera) - 1986

COSI FAN TUTTE (Mecklenburgh Festival Opera) - 1985

WORK AS REVIVAL DIRECTOR

2018
MACBETH.  Royal Opera, Covent Garden.  Production by Phyllida Lloyd.
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG.  Opera Australia, Melbourne.  Production from the Royal Opera, director Kasper Holten.
FALSTAFF.  Royal Opera.  Production by Robert Carsen.

2017
DON PASQUALE.  ABAO-OLBE, Bilbao. Production of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, director Jonathan Miller.
LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES.  Royal Opera, Covent Garden.  Production by Stefan Herheim.
L’ELISIR D’AMORE.  Royal Opera, Covent Garden.  Production by Laurent Pelly.

2016
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN.  Royal Opera.  Production by John Schlesinger.
LA TRAVIATA.  Royal Opera.  Production by Richard Eyre

2015
MACBETHRoyal Opera on tour, Tokyo.  Production by Phyllida Lloyd.
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER.  Royal Opera, Covent Garden.  Production by Tim Albery.

2014
L’ELISIR D’AMORERoyal Opera, Covent Garden.  Production by Laurent Pelly.
LA TRAVIATA.  Royal Opera.  Production by Richard Eyre.

2013
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER.  LA Opera, Los Angeles.  Production from Chicago Lyric Opera, 
director Nikolaus Lehnhoff.

2012
JENŮFA.  Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv.  Production from Glyndebourne, director Nikolaus Lehnhoff.
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE.  Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma.  Production from the Royal Opera, director David McVicar.
L’ELISIR D’AMORE.  Royal Opera, Covent Garden.  Production by Laurent Pelly.

2011
PLACIDO DOMINGO CELEBRATION.  Simon Boccanegra, Act III. Royal Opera. Production by Ian Judge.
FIDELIO.  Royal Opera.  Production from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, director Jürgen Flimm.
PARSIFAL.  English National Opera.  Production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff.

2010
ELEKTRA.  Salzburg Festival.  Co-Director.  Production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff.
COSÌ FAN TUTTE.  Royal Opera.  Production by Jonathan Miller.

2009
JENŮFA.  Glyndebourne Festival Opera Tour.  Production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff.
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE.  Glyndebourne Festival.  Production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff.
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA.  Royal Opera.  Production by Mario Martone.
L’ELISIR D’AMORE.  Royal Opera.  Production by Laurent Pelly.
RIGOLETTO.  Royal Opera.  Production by David McVicar.

2007
LOHENGRIN.  Teatro alla Scala, Milan.  Production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff.

2006
COSÌ FAN TUTTE.  Canadian Opera Company, Toronto.  Restaging within a production 
by Nikolaus Lehnhoff.
DON PASQUALE.  Royal Opera.  Production by Jonathan Miller.

2004
SIMON BOCCANEGRA.  Royal Opera.  Production by Elijah Moshinsky.

2002
LA TRAVIATA.  Royal Opera.  Production by Richard Eyre.
BERNARD HAITINK FAREWELL GALALe Nozze di Figaro, Act II.  Royal Opera.  Production by Johannes Schaaf.
SIMON BOCCANEGRA.  Royal Opera.  Production by Elijah Moshinsky.
KÁTYA KABANOVÁ. Glyndebourne Festival.  Production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff.

2001
LA TRAVIATA.  Royal Opera.  Production by Richard Eyre.
COSÌ FAN TUTTE.  Royal Opera.  Production by Jonathan Miller.
THE MAKROPULOS CASE.  Glyndebourne Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York.  Production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff.

1997
OWEN WINGRAVE.  Glyndebourne Festival Opera.  Production by Robin Phillips.

1995
RIGOLETTO.  Royal Opera.  Production by Nuria Espert.

1992
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR.  Welsh National Opera production at the Teatro Miguel de Cervantes, Malaga, Spain.  
Restaging of a production by Bill Bryden.


WORK AS ASSOCIATE & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

ROYAL OPERA COVENT GARDEN:  Aida  (McVicar 2010); L’anima del filosofo  (Flimm 2001); Anna Nicole  (Jones 2014);  Arabella  (Mussbach 2004); Un ballo in maschera  (Martone; 2005, 2008 Madrid); Billy Budd  (Warner 2019); La Bohème  (Copley 2015);  Boulevard Solitude  (Lehnhoff; 2001, 2002 Genoa, 2007 Barcelona); La clemenza di Tito  (Hermann 2000; Lawless 2002); Les Contes d’Hoffmann  (Schlesinger 2004); Cosí fan tutte  (Miller 1997, 2004, 2007, 2010); The Cunning Little Vixen  (Bryden 2010); Don Carlo (Hytner 2013); Don Pasquale  (Miller; 2004, 2010, 2011 Florence; 2012 Milan); L’elisir d’amore  (Pelly 2007); Eugene Onegin  (Pimlott 2008); Falstaff  (Carsen 2012, 2013 New York); Fedora  (Puggelli 1994, 1995); Fidelio  (Dresen 1993; Flimm 2007); La Fille du régiment  (Pelly 2013, 2019);  Der Fliegende Holländer  (Albery 2011); La forza del destino  (Loy 2019); From the House of the Dead  (Warlikowski 2017);  The Greek Passion  (Pountney 2000); Hänsel und Gretel  (Caurier/Leiser 2008); Kát’a Kabanová  (Jones 2019); Lucia di Lammermoor  (Loy 2003); Macbeth  (Lloyd 2006); Maskarade  (Pountney 2005); Matilde di Shabran  (Martone 2008); Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg  (Vick 2011; Holten 2017, Beijing 2018); The Minotaur  (Langridge 2013); Mitridate  (Vick, 2017); Morgen und Abend  (Vick, 2015; 2016 Berlin); Le nozze di Figaro (Young; 1998 Shaftesbury Theatre); Orlando (Negrin 2003); Parsifal  (Grüber 2007); Peter Grimes  (Moshinsky 1995; 1995 Palermo; 1998 Savonlinna); Rigoletto  (Espert 1989; McVicar 2010); Der Rosenkavalier  (Schlesinger 2000, 2004); Simon Boccanegra (Moshinsky 2002, 2010, 2013; Judge 2008, 2009 Toronto); La sonnambula  (Marelli 2002); Sophie’s Choice  (Nunn 2002); Stiffelio  (Moshinsky 2007); Tosca  (Kent 2011);  La traviata  (Eyre 1996, 2000, 2006); Tristan und Isolde (Wernicke 2000, 2002); Il trittico  (Jones, 2016); Il trovatore  (Bösch, 2016); The Turn of the Screw  (Warner 2002); Les Vêpres siciliennes  (Herheim 2013); Die Zauberflöte  (McVicar 2003, 2005, 2008).

GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERAThe Magic Flute  (Sellars; 1990 Tour, 1991); Cosí fan tutte  (Nunn 1991, 1992); Death in Venice (Lawless 1992); Kát’a Kabanová  (Lehnhoff; 1992 Tour, 1998, 2005 Lyon); Don Giovanni  (Hall; 1993 Tour); La clemenza di Tito  (Hytner; 1993 Tour); The Rake’s Progress  (Cox 1994, 2000); The Second Mrs Kong  (Cairns; 1994 Tour); The Makropulos  Case  (Lehnhoff; 1995, 1997, 1997 Tour, 1999 Barcelona, 2001, 2004 Berlin, 2005 Lyon); Owen Wingrave  (Phillips; 1995 Tour); Arabella  (Cox 1996); The Bartered Bride  (Lehnhoff; 1999, 1999 Tour, 2005); Tristan und Isolde  (Lehnhoff 2003, 2007); Jenůfa  (Lehnhoff; 2005 Lyon).

OTHERFierrabras  (Rennison; 1987, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London); Saint François d’Assise  (Rennison; 1987, Royal Festival Hall, London); Die Entführung aus dem Serail  (Havergal; 1991, a Welsh National Opera production in Valencia); Eugene Onegin  (Lehnhoff; 1998, European Union Opera, Baden-Baden); Parsifal  (Lehnhoff; 1999 English National Opera, 2000 San Francisco, 2002 Chicago, 2004 Baden-Baden, 2005 Barcelona); Die Gezeichneten  (Lehnhoff; 2005 Salzburg Festival); Dead Man Walking  (Lehnhoff; 2006, Dresden Semperoper; 2007 Vienna);  Lohengrin  (Lehnhoff; 2006, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2006 Lyon); Rigoletto  (Lehnhoff; 2008, Dresden Semperoper); Tannhäuser  (Lehnhoff; 2008; Festspielhaus Baden-Baden); La fanciulla del west  (Lehnhoff; 2009, Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam; 2014 Paris); Elektra (Lehnhoff; Salzburg Festival production, 2011 Rome); Salome  (Lehnhoff; 2011, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden); Pelléas et Mélisande  (Lehnhoff; 2012 Aalto-Musiktheater, Essen); Don Pasquale  (Pelly, 2014 Santa Fe Opera; 2015 Barcelona; 2016 San Francisco; 2018 Brussels); Turandot  (Lehnhoff; Nederlandse Opera production, 2015 Milan).

FILM:   Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation.  Assistant director – opera.  October 2014.

 

© Weaver Artist Management 2019

Do not copy or reproduce. This material is provided for information only and is not intended for use as biographical material in performance programs and publicity materials.  To arrange to receive program-ready biographical material suited to particular word-length and style requirements, please contact jeffweaver@weaverartistmanagement.com.au