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Jonathan Moore
Librettist

Biography
Jonathan Moore is a London based, award winning actor, writer and director. As an actor he has played leading roles at the Royal Shakespeare Co, Royal Court, Donmar, the Royal Exchange, Shakespeare’s Globe and on BBC TV and Radio. He has directed theatre and opera world premieres at the Almeida, Donmar, West End, Royal Exchange, Gate, English National Opera, Covent Garden, La Fenice in Venice and on TV among many others. He has directed world premieres by composers such as Turnage, MacMillan, Henze, Schnittke, Nyman, Stewart Copeland etc. His early work was sponsored by Joe Strummer of The Clash. He has collaborated with Ludovico Einaudi, members of punk band Killing Joke, on several projects with Industrial group Test Dept.,Reggae star Eddy Grant, Jazz pianist Uri Caine and the classical violinist Daniel Hope. A published playwright and librettist, his work has been performed at leading theatres including the Donmar, Royal Exchange, Gate, BBC TV, radio and internationally. Jonathan was asked by Mark Rylance to direct the large scale immersive project for over fifty performers: What You Will, a coproduction for Shakespeare’s Globe, The Cultural Olympiad and Mayor’s Office. This was followed by several subsequent Shakespeare projects. He is due to direct a large scale site specific immersive project for Ludovico Einaudi in Italy and a new opera project with Stewart Copeland. He is on the Artistic Advisory Committee of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He has had a Who’s Who entry since 2007 and was on the front cover of Time Out Magazine. He has spoken on the Arts at Oxford University, the London School of Economics and on several BBCTV and Radio arts discussion programmes.

OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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New Works Forum Showcase 2016


Productions
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Long Beach OperaThe Invention of Morel3/17/2018 - 3/25/2018
Chicago Opera TheaterThe Invention of Morel2/18/2017 - 2/26/2017
Boston Lyric OperaGreek11/16/2016 - 11/20/2016


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