Director Ted Huffman, a New York native, graduated from Yale University in Humanities. He apprenticed at San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program and has since created original productions for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Dutch National Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Glyndebourne, Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper and Aldeburgh Festival, among others. In the next few seasons, he will make directing debuts at Opéra de Lille, Opernhaus Zürich and Oper Frankfurt.
During the 2015-16 season, Ted directs the world premiere of Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis, based on Sarah Kane’s last play, for the Royal Opera House, Les mamelles de Tirésias for the Dutch National Opera, Les mamelles de Tirésias & Der Kaiser von Atlantis in a double-bill for Juilliard Opera, Svádba for Opéra Angers-Nantes with Zack Winokur, and Conrad Susa’s Transformations for Merola Opera.
Recent credits include Macbeth (Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House), Svadba (Festival Aix-en-Provence) with Zack Winokur, Eugene Onegin (Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper), Les mamelles de Tirésias (La Monnaie, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Aldeburgh Festival), La Cenerentola and Le nozze di Figaro (Yale Opera), Most of the Boys (Royal Opera House), Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Central City Opera), Hydrogen Jukebox (Skylight Music Theater), The Lighthouse, (English Touring Opera), La Calisto and Galileo, Galilei (Cincinnati Opera). Ted has also created concert stagings of Die Dreigroschenoper with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Jurowski and La cambiale di matrimonio with the Philharmonia Baroque and Nicholas McGegan.
Ted has worked as an acting teacher with young artists from the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows, LA Opera’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, Santa Fe Apprentice Program, and Canadian Opera Company Studio.