james bonas, director

Trained in the first instance as an actor at RADA, over the past 8 years James has worked as director, associate and assistant director in the UK, Germany and America. He has worked for companies ranging from ENO, Glyndebourne Festival, Opera North, Royal Festival Hall and Manchester International Festival to Santa Fe, Minnesota Opera and Los Angeles Opera.

Recent work has included directing Hansel and Gretel for Co-opera Co, assisting on A Dog's Heart, The Damnation of Faust, The Death Of Klinghoffer and Dr Dee at ENO, Pinocchio at Opera North, and Romeo and Juliet at Los Angeles Opera as well as directing Opera Scenes and Jonathan Dove's Seven Angels at the Royal College of Music. Work as a Revival Director includes The Magic Flute at ENO 2012, Hansel and Gretel at Glyndebourne in 2013 and as associate on The Death Of Klinghoffer at the Metropolitan Opera in 2014.