Robert Chevara

Robert was born in London and has written and directed plays, opera, television and film. In 2009 he directed La Voix Humaine to great acclaim in Stockholm. Robert directed Top Girls by Caryl Churchill for the English Theatre, Berlin, and worked with company again on a stage reading of Cheech or The Chrysler Guys Are In Town by Francois Letourneau. He was invited to New Zealand Opera to direct Madama Butterfly and to Banff, Canada to direct the world premiere of Pascal Dusapin’s To Be Sung. Robert directed The Rake’s Progress, Carmen, Fidelio and Macbeth for English Touring Opera, for whom Robert was Director of Productions from 1997-2001. He directed an award-winning Powder Her Face for Ystad Opera Festival in Sweden, Handel’s Radamisto and Lothario for the Royal College of Music, The Tales of Hoffman, Les Dialogues Des Carmelites and Dvorak’s The Cunning Peasant for Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the 1999 National Opera Studio’s London Showcase. He was co-director on the BBC2 television series of Marscher’s The Vampire which won the Prix Italia. He also directed Hamlet and Mary Rose by J.M. Barrieat Theatre Space, Covent Garden andchoreographed Les Noces at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Recent projects include a film/performance/installation collaboration with the artist Victor Burgin for the London Symphony Orchestra’s Centre at St Luke’s, Old Street and the hugely successful devised play with music, Fair! In Rayleigh High Security Women’s Prison for the National Youth Theatre. In 2010 Robert directed Purity and Desire and a new play The Bench by punk legend Bertie Marshall at The Drill Hall, London. Robert was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1995 and the Japanese Government’s cultural study award in 1997. Mid-Wales Opera won the Prudential Award for his production of Carmen.