press kit

Portraits

 

 

The first 4 portraits are downloadable for publication via the link that appears when you open the photo.

If you wish to use one of these portraits , please credit the corresponding photographer Xavi Montojo (1st B&W portrait and portrait in blue t-shirt), Gabriel Muñoz (portrait in white t-shirt) or Guillermo Gusils (portrait in black waistcoat).


Photos of Francisco Negrin directing


Biography

Biography: Biog

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Shortened version of the biography:

Francisco Negrin is a stage director mostly working in opera but who has also worked on show dramaturgy for arena based projects and other commercial events. He has directed over 55 critically acclaimed productions in the leading opera houses around the globe, many of which have been televised and released on DVD. The Royal Opera House in London, Chicago Lyric Opera, the Liceu in Barcelona, Sydney Opera House, New York City Opera, the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam or the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris are only a few of the major companies where Francisco Negrin's work has been presented.

His work is distinguished by faithfulness to the text and music, refracted through a thoroughly modern but elegant sensibility that changes style to suit and enhance the piece rather than impose on it, and a strongly visual and kinetic approach often described by the press as "cinematic". He is admired by singers and conductors alike as a director who deeply understands the musical aspects of the piece and collaborates with the musicians to achieve better dramaturgy. His work has especially had an impact on changing audiences' perception of "difficult" or unknown pieces. Francisco has a special liking for directing site-­specific events and using dance and other media in truly telling ways.

Francisco has won several awards for his work and his London production of Handel's Orlando was nominated for two Laurence Olivier awards.

 

 

70 word statement:

Francisco Negrin is an award winning director working in Opera but also in the world of Arena spectaculars and more. He has directed over 50 critically acclaimed productions in the leading worldwide opera houses, many of which have been televised and released on DVD. London, Chicago, Barcelona, Sydney, Essen, Copenhagen, New York, Geneva, Amsterdam and Paris are only a few of the cities where Francisco Negrin's work has been presented.