Bio: Ted Huffman, a New York native, graduated from Yale University in Humanities and apprenticed at San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program. He has created original productions for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Theater an der Wien and Aldeburgh Festival, among others. In 2015-16, Ted will direct 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 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 Svádba with Zack Winokur (Festival d’Aix en Provence), Eugene Onegin (Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper), Les mamelles de Tirésias (La Monnaie, Aix and Aldeburgh), La Cenerentola and Le nozze di Figaro (Yale Opera), Most of the Boys (Covent Garden), Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Central City Opera), Hydrogen Jukebox (Skylight Music Theater), The Lighthouse (English Touring Opera), and La Calisto (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. As an acting teacher, Ted has worked 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 Opera Apprentice Program, and Canadian Opera Company Studio.