Thomas Guthrie is an innovative and award-winning director, musician, actor and writer working with theatre, music, text and movement to tell stories.
A former Jette Parker Young Artist Stage Director at the Royal Opera House in London, his revival of Die Zauberflöte there in 2017 won What’s On Stage Best Revival 2018, and his own critically acclaimed productions of Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte at Longborough Festival Opera have led to an invitation to direct Wagner’s Der Fleigende Holländer there in 2018.
Equally at home devising new theatrical and musical work, working with actors and singers, performing, arranging, singing and writing, Tom also works with non-professionals of all ages and backgrounds. Some of his most thrilling projects have been in this field, including with Streetwise Opera, the Prison Choir Project and the Royal Opera House, through whom he has inspired hundreds to connect with their inner Caruso and raise the roof. His production of Ludd and Isis, an opera commissioned to launch the ROH’s new Production Park in Thurrock, involving a cast of hundreds, including professionals and amateurs of all ages, was acclaimed as ‘one of the Royal Opera House’s grandest achievements’.
Thomas is the founder and artistic director of the charity Music and Theatre for All.
“Thomas Guthrie is hot news. His imagination knows no bounds”
Click here for the ROH’s introduction to Tom’s award winning revival of Magic Flute (Sept 2017)
Click here for clips from his Winterreise production in Princeton, USA (Oct 2017)
Click here to see the Guardian’s photo essay on Tom’s Barbiere revival at ROH, 2016
Click here to watch Tom perform with Bjarte Eike’s Alehouse Boys on the BBC in 2016
Click here to watch a video on the making of the London premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Monster in the Maze conducted by Simon Rattle and directed by Tom from 2015