Francisco Negrin
Director

His work is distinguished by faithfulness to the text and music, refracted through a thoroughly modern but elegant sensibility.

Contacts

Ian Stones +44 (0)20 3725 9104
Catherine Znak +44 (0)20 3725 9105

Biography

Francisco Negrin’s portfolio includes more than 50 major productions at theatres including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Royal Danish Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and Opéra de Monte-Carlo, as well as at the Santa Fe Festival and New York City Opera.  

Upcoming engagements include, Salome at the Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao and at Houston Grand Opera, and the world-premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen at Royal Danish Opera. 

Francisco Negrin’s portfolio includes more than 50 major productions at theatres including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Royal Danish Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and Opéra de Monte-Carlo, as well as at the Santa Fe Festival and New York City Opera.  

Upcoming engagements include, Salome at the Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao and at Houston Grand Opera, and the world-premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen at Royal Danish Opera. 

Many of his productions are available on DVD, including Handel's Giulio Cesare from both the Royal Danish Opera and Opera Australia, Partenope from Copenhagen, Norma and L'arbore di Diana from Barcelona and I puritani from Amsterdam.

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Contacts

Ian Stones +44 (0)20 3725 9104
Catherine Znak +44 (0)20 3725 9105

Reviews

“Francisco Negrin’s quiet, unobtrusive staging which is touching and leaves little to be desired musically. This Idomeneo is one of the best that the Aalto Theatre has staged in recent years.” (Online Musik Magazin, December 2014)

“Cheers and applause for Il Trovatore.” (Corriere Adriatico, July 2013)

“Even in a timeless setting, the director Franciso Negrin manages to emphasize the gloomy and dark atmosphere that contains the story.” (Cronache Maceratesi, July 2013)

“Francisco Negrin’s quiet, unobtrusive staging which is touching and leaves little to be desired musically. This Idomeneo is one of the best that the Aalto Theatre has staged in recent years.” (Online Musik Magazin, December 2014)

“Cheers and applause for Il Trovatore.” (Corriere Adriatico, July 2013)

“Even in a timeless setting, the director Franciso Negrin manages to emphasize the gloomy and dark atmosphere that contains the story.” (Cronache Maceratesi, July 2013)

“In his whimsical and moving new production for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the director Francisco Negrin takes Rinaldo far from the realm of Muslim-Christian conflict. Rinaldo was primarily meant to dazzle audiences. This Lyric Opera production does just that.” (The New York Times, March 2012)

"In his compelling debut assignment for the company, Francisco Negrin seeks a timeless universality and psychological complexity in the relationship between the tortured Werther and the conventionally married Charlotte that might escape more casual observers." (Financial Times, September 2010)

"Charlotte's imagination, conversely, comes to the fore in the third and fourth acts, in Negrin's most audacious and vivid directorial stroke. What Massenet wrote as a climactic encounter between Werther and Charlotte, at a time when any hope for their mutual happiness has long since passed, Negrin stages as Charlotte's dream." (San Francisco Chronicle, September 2010)

"With this new production, Director Francisco Negrin incrementally cranks up the tension in his company debut....Negrin builds the action smartly, and Werther suddenly makes clear sense." (Mercury News, September 2010)

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