Ted Huffman studied at Yale University and apprenticed at San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program. He has 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, Opéra national de Lorraine, and Aldeburgh Festival, among others. He will soon make debuts at Opéra de Lille, Opernhaus Zürich, Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg, and Oper Frankfurt.
Ted recently directed the world premiere of Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis, based on Sarah Kane’s last play, for the Royal Opera House; that production was nominated for a 2016 UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Opera. Other recent credits include the world premiere of Luke Styles’ Macbeth (Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House), the European premiere of Ana Sokolovic’s Svádba with Zack Winokur (Festival Aix-en-Provence, Opéra Angers-Nantes), Eugene Onegin (Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper), Les mamelles de Tirésias (La Monnaie, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Dutch National Opera, Juilliard Opera, Aldeburgh Festival), Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Central City Opera, Juilliard Opera), Hydrogen Jukebox (Skylight Music Theater), and The Lighthouse, (English Touring 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. He has directed young artist productions for Merola Opera, Juilliard Opera, and Yale Opera.