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Patrick Kinmonth

Director, Designer, Painter
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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. 

Jan Brachmann, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, L'Opera seria, La Monnaie Brussels, 2016

...a rare thing, a true renaissance man.

Anna Wintour, Vogue Italia

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.

Cervantes/Aaron S. Watkin: Don Quixote, Semperoper Ballet Dresden, 2016

Gassmann: L'Opera seria, La Monnaie Brussels, 2016

Cathy Marston: Jane Eyre (World Premiere), Northern Ballet, UK Tour 2016

Glanert: Solaris, Cologne Opera, 2014

Pontus Lidberg: Raymonda, Royal Swedish Ballet, 2014

Schreker: Die Gezeichneten, Cologne Opera, 2013

Valentino: Master of Couture, London, 2012

Mozart: Don Giovanni, Theater Augsburg, 2012

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2011

Puccini: Madama Butterfly, Cologne Opera, 2008

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