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Jeff Clarke – Artistic Director

Jeff is Artistic Director of Opera della Luna and has directed all the company's productions since its inception in 1994.

He began his opera career as assistant to Jonathan Miller on Falstaff for Kent Opera. Sydney Opera House followed where he worked as assistant director and later for the State Opera of South Australia and the Lyric Opera of Queensland. He has since worked at many venues all over Britain, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Scottish Opera. His work has also included many musicals both as director and musical director, and, since the inception of Opera della Luna, numerous productions of Gilbert & Sullivan operas.

He has translated many operas including Lucia di Lammermoor, Rusalka, The Tales of Hoffmann, Robinson Crusoe, La Belle Hélène, Il Mondo della Luna and most recently L'Elisir d'Amore, most of which have been produced by Opera della Luna.

Jeff's work is regularly seen at Iford Opera Festival and now at Stanley Hall Opera in Essex for whom Jeff created a new version of Verdi's early comedy Il Giorno di Regno. He has also composed numerous scores for stage productions including Cider with Rosie, Tess of the d'Urbevilles and The History of Tom Jones. Other work includes Fiddler on the Roof (Belgrade Theatre Coventry), Lock Up Your Daughters (Swansea), The Barber of Seville (Malaysia), Sweeney Todd (Brussels) and most recently I Pagliacci in the Hanoi Opera House, Vietnam. In summer 2009 Jeff directed the Buxton International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival production of Princess Ida.

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