Director Ted Huffman was recently nominated for an Olivier Award, a South Bank Sky Arts Award and an RPS Music Award for his production of Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis at the Royal Opera House, a production which won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best New Opera Production. During the 2017-18 season, Ted makes debuts at Opernhaus Zürich (Madama Butterfly), Festival Ljubljiana (Svádba) and Oper Frankfurt (Rinaldo) as well as returning to the Dutch National Opera (Trouble in Tahiti/Clemency) and the Royal Opera House (4.48 Psychosis revival). Ted is also the recipient of a 2017 MacDowell Fellowship.
Ted directed the world premiere of Arthur Lavandier’s Le premier meurtre (Opéra de Lille), the world premiere of Luke Styles’ Macbeth (Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House) and the European premiere of Ana Sokolovic’s Svádba with Zack Winokur (Festival Aix-en-Provence, Opéra Angers-Nantes, Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg). His production of Peter Maxwell-Davies’ The Lighthouse was nominated, as part of English Touring Opera’s 2012 Autumn season, for an RPS Music Prize for Opera and won the WhatsOnStage Award for Opera. His production of Henze’s El Cimarron for the Greenwich Music Festival was nominated for “Best Direction” with Co-Director Zack Winokur in the German magazine, Opernwelt.
Other past work includes Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias (La Monnaie, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Dutch National Opera, Juilliard Opera, Aldeburgh Festival), Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Central City Opera, Juilliard Opera, Greenwich Music Festival), Philip Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox (Skylight Music Theater) and Eugene Onegin (Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper).
Ted studied Humanities at Yale University and apprenticed at San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program. He has taught acting and directed young artist productions for San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Merola Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Juilliard Opera and Yale Opera.