Director Ted Huffman, a New York native, graduated from Yale University in Humanities. He apprenticed at San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center and has since created original productions for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper and Aldeburgh Festival, among others. In the next few seasons, he will make directing debuts at Glyndebourne, Dutch National Opera, 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, Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers for Opera National de Lorraine, 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. He also makes his Glyndebourne debut in 2015 as director and librettist with a world premiere of Macbeth by composer Luke Styles; this same production will open the 2015-16 season of the Royal Opera House as part of the Deloitte Ignite festival.
Recent credits include 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.