[Moshinsky's] mighty production does the ultimate justice to the composer: it respects every note of this long and complex score, but, dramatically, allows the work to breathe.
Elijah Moshinsky has enjoyed a long and prolific career spanning more than thirty years as a director of both opera and theatre. Renowned particularly for his interpretations of Verdi, his productions have been seen throughout the world and enjoy frequent revival. His work encompasses a large and diverse repertoire, with a focus on Mozart, Janáček, Britten, Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Strauss, but also including Mussorgsky, Poulenc and Ligeti. He has three times been the winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Opera, for his productions of Lohengrin, Stiffelio and The Rake’s Progress.
Moshinsky has developed ongoing relationships with opera houses throughout the world, including, in particular, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera, New York, for whom he has directed many celebrated productions. Recent projects include a trilogy of early Verdi for the Buxton International Festival, completed in 2018, Roméo et Juliette and Don Carlo for the Korea National Opera, and Simon Boccanegra at the National Centre for Performing Arts. 2018-19 sees revivals of his Simon Boccenegra at the Royal Opera London and in Athens, of Werther in Australia, and of I Pacliaggi in Omaha.