(Director and translator Agrippina, Director Poppea)
General Director of ETO, James Conway has directed 23 new productions and 4 revivals for the company, including Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais, Maria Stuarda and Anna Bolena and, most recently, the critically-acclaimed Xerxes (Handel), Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky), Simon Boccanegra (Verdi) and The Emperor of Atlantis (Ullmann). In 2010, he directed the world première of Alexander Goehr’s opera, Promised End. His ETO production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2004, and revived in 2010) was nominated for an RPS award. He has written original libretti for two operas and translations for four others, as well as several works of fiction; his most recent translation is this season's Agrippina.