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Francisco Negrin is an award-winning stage director, based in Barcelona and working at major opera houses worldwide as well as in film, popular music and other media.





ALCINA has just opened at the opera in Oslo! Designed by Louis Desiré, with lights by Mikki Kunttu, flying and movement by Ran Braun.

Led by Bjarte Eike and Christopher Bucknall, with Nicole Heaston and Tuiva Semmingsen.

(photos Jörg Wiesner)









Francisco is currently preparing the following productions:


Massenet's Thaïs for the opera in Bonn, opening May 2014

Mozart's Idomeneo for the opera in Essen, opening Nov 2014

Handel's Alcina for the The Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, opening February 2015


Verdi's Il Trovatore opened last summer at the Macerata opera festival in Italy, in the beautiful Sferisterio arena. Designed by Louis Desiré and lit by Bruno Poet, the show was a resounding success!





Dec 15 2012 saw the première of Negrin's innovative and spectacular new production of The Cunning Little Vixen By Janacek, in Copenhagen, at the new opera house. The show boasted groundbreaking designs by Es Devlin, sophisticated video art and projection mapping by Luke Halls, origami-like costumes by Carol Bailey, lighting by Bruno Poet and choreography by Ana Yepes.



The DVD and Bluray editions of Francisco's Amsterdam production of I Puritani have been released by Opus Art and are available worldwide, including on




Francisco's production of Werther, seen in San Francisco in 2010 opened in Chicago On November 10th 2012, Starring Matthew Polezani and Sophie Koch, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.





Verdi's Macbeth, in the production by Francisco originally premiered at the Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg, opened on April 20 at the Opera in Monte Carlo with Maria Guleghina and Lado Ataneli in the main roles. It has again been incredibly well recieved.





The second production Francisco has directed of Handel's Rinaldo opened at Chicago Lyric Opera, to rave reviews and standing ovations!



Click the following link to hear Francisco , Harry Bicket and some of the cast present the piece to Chicago audiences: Discovery Series Lecture



Francisco Negrin's previous production was the very successful revival of his L'Arbore di Diana from Barcelona, in Montpellier , in November.

The DVD of L'Arbore di Diana has now been released by Dynamic, and is available worldwide. The show was recorded at the Liceo in Barcelona with the original cast. 


(article in april 1011 issue of "Classica")