Sir NicholasHytner

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Keiron Cooke

Keiron Cooke

Associate Director


Worldwide general management for Opera with Askonas Holt

About Sir Nicholas

The internationally acclaimed director Sir Nicholas Hytner is equally at home in Theatre, Opera and Film.

He was Artistic Director of London’s National Theatre from 2003 to 2015 where he directed many award-winning productions and he is now Artistic Director of The Bridge Theatre, which he co-founded in 2017. He was knighted in the 2010 New Year's Honours for services to drama.

He began his career with Kent Opera where his productions included The Turn of the Screw, The Marriage of Figaro, and King Priam. More recently he has directed Don Carlo for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and for The Metropolitan Opera; Così fan tutte and La clemenza di Tito for the Glyndebourne Festival; The Magic Flute, Xerxes, Rienzi and The Force of Destiny for the English National Opera; Giulio Cesare and The Cunning Little Vixen for the Opéra national de Paris; Le nozze di Figaro for the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Don Giovanni for the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.