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Robert Chevara - director, writer

Director of Productions, English Touring Opera 1997 – 2001
2013 Best Revival of a Play Award from Front Row Dress for Vieux Carré
1999 Best Contemporary Opera Production award (Powder Her Face) Sweden
1997 Japanese Government cultural study award.
1995 Churchill Fellowship award for opera
1996 Prudential Award for Mid Wales Opera's Carmen

ROBERT CHEVARA is an award-winning freelance theatre and opera director who divides his time between London and Berlin.
He is currently an Associate Director at the King's Head Theatre in London, and was previously a Director of Productions at the English Touring Opera.
He is the recipient of a cultural study award from the Japanese Government, as well as a Churchill Fellowship award. Robert is fluent in French, German and Italian.
His production of Vieux Carré won 'Best Revival of a Play Award' 2013 from Front Row Dress.

His numerous theatre productions include Tennessee Williams' "The Chorus Girl Plays" (Tennessee Williams Festival, Provincetown 2013), the world premiere of Lionel Bart's musical Quasimodo (Kings Head Theatre, 2013); Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carré (Charing Cross Theatre transfer from King's Head Theatre) and The Glass Menagerie (TheatreSpace, London); As You Like It (English Theatre Berlin); Fair!, devised play with music (NYT at Bullwood Hall Prison, Essex); Caryl Churchill's Top Girls (Hau Theatre, Berlin); Hotter than Rochester by Paul Doust (Théâtre du Neslé. Paris); JM Barrie's Mary Rose ; Strindberg's Easter (both TheatreSpace, London); Eva Peron/ The Four Twins, a double-bill by Copi (BAC).

For Opera, his productions include Die Fledermaus (his own new version, King's Head Theatre), West End Girl (a new version of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West, King's Head Theatre); La Voix Humaine (Cocteau/Poulenc, Stockholm Opera House, awarded Best Contemporary Opera production); Powder Her Face (Thomas Adès, Ystad Opera Festival, Sweden, awarded Best Contemporary Opera Production); Potent Shakespeare (Toovey, Festival Hall, London); To Be Sung (world premiere by Pascal Dusapin, Banff Centre); Madama Butterfly (Puccini, Opera New Zealand); Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, Bizet's Carmen, Verdi's Macbeth, Beethoven's Fidelio, Massenet's Werther (all English Touring Opera); Hand of Bridge by Barber; Blue Monday by Gershwin; and Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti (all Barbican Centre, London); Mozart's Magic Flute (European Chamber Opera, London); Dvorak's The Cunning Peasant; Poulenc's Le Dialogue des Carmélites; and Britten's Albert Herring (all Guildhall School of Music & Drama); Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel (Royal Opera House, Associate Director with David Freeman); Rossini's The Barber of Seville (Dublin Grand Opera); Maderna's Satyricon (Opera Factory/The Drill Hall, London); as well as numerous operas by Rameau, Haydn, Verdi, Bizet, Rossini, Handel, Donizetti (all Royal Academy of Music)

Robert is also experienced in directing large casts of young people including Berio's Twice Upon (180 children and 3 soloists), Royal Festival Hall, London.

For Film and TV, Robert has directed numerous works, including The Vampyr by Marschner, a BBC TV mini-series (Winner of Prix Italia and BAFTA nomination).

In 2014, he had his first book published by Oberon Books. West End Girl is a translation of his critically acclaimed updated version of Puccini's La Fanciula del West.

© Robert Chevara, 2016