Stage director Ted Huffman graduated from Yale University in Humanities and apprenticed at San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program. Since that time, he has created original productions for many of the world’s leading opera houses and festivals, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Festival Aix-en-Provence, La Monnaie, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Canadian Opera Company and Aldeburgh Festival.
During the 2014-15 season, Ted directs Eugene Onegin for Theater an der Wien in the Kammeroper, Svadba for Festival Aix-en-Provence, La cambiale di matrimonio for the Philharmonia Baroque in collaboration with San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows, and new productions (titles to be announced) for Glyndebourne and Yale Opera. Recent credits include Les mamelles de Tirésias for La Monnaie, Festival Aix-en-Provence and Aldeburgh Festival, La Cenerentola for Yale Opera, Most of the Boys (World Premiere) for the Royal Opera House, Die Dreigroschenoper with conductor Vladimir Jurowski for the London Philharmonic, Der Kaiser von Atlantis for Central City Opera, Hydrogen Jukebox for Skylight Music Theater, Giasone and The Lighthouse for English Touring Opera, and La Calisto and Galileo, Galilei for Cincinnati Opera. Ted has received numerous awards and nominations for his productions, including the Opernwelt Jahrbuch awards, RPS Music Awards, Whatsonstage Awards and UK Theatre Awards.
In addition to his directing projects, Ted is writing the libretto for a new opera for Glyndebourne with Australian composer Luke Styles that will premiere in 2015; he and Luke were also recently chosen for a Blue Touch Paper Development Bursary to create a new work with the London Sinfonietta. Ted teaches acting for the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme and LA Opera’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program.