Patrick KinmonthDirector, Designer, Painter
Kinmonth paces his direction from the tough first through a lively second to the turbulent third act with enormous skill. It's a celebration of theatre with great musical performances in a tasteful, technically highly professional production, that through characterisation and comic situations revives the wit of yesteryear.
...a rare thing, a true renaissance man.
Patrick Kinmonth is an internationally acclaimed director, set and costume designer for opera, photography and dance. In 2008 Kinmonth made his opera-directing debut, a lauded staging of Madama Butterfly for Cologne Opera. Since then he has directed and designed numerous productions including Samson et Dalila at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Don Giovanni and Rigoletto at Theater Augsburg, Die Gezeichneten, voted Best Opera Production of the season at Cologne Opera, Daphne at Toulouse, Solaris at Cologne Opera and Gassmann’s L’Opera seria at La Monnaie, Brussels.
Kinmonth enjoys collaborating in a director/designer capacity with such artists as choreographer Fernando Melo, including A Guest House and Tending to Fall for Gothenburg Ballet, Fountain for Gärtnerplatztheater, Munich, Middle of Nowhere for Norddans, Sweden, Don Juan in Lucerne and together with Pontus Lidberg, Raymonda for Royal Swedish Opera. Recent and current dance creations include Jane Eyre with choreographer Cathy Marston for Northern Ballet, Kinder des Olymp with Fernando Melo for Lucerne and Don Quixote with Aaron S. Watkin for Semperoper Ballet, Dresden.
Maestro Arts artists nominated for Opernwelt awards2 December 2016
Kinmonth creates dance piece based on Les Enfants du Paradis for Lucerne2 December 2016
Kinmonth directs and designs L'Opera seria in Brussels9 February 2016
Patrick Kinmonth curates Vogue 100: A Century of Style4 February 2016
New exhibition Reflections opens at the gallery9 December 2015