Guest Stage Director, graduated from St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, where he studied history and philosophy. When a student, he started to stage productions. He made his debut as a stage director in the Royal Opera House, producing Britten’s Peter Grimes in 1975. There he also staged prizewinning productions of Wagner’s Lohengrin, Stravinsky’s The Rake's Progress, Verdi’s Stiffelio and many others. Elijah Moshinsky has collaborated with Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, La Scala, and other theatres of Europe, Canada, USA and Australia. His first appearance in Metropolitan Opera was in 1980 with Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera starring Luciano Pavarotti and Katia Ricciarelli; there he revived Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos with Jessye Norman and Verdi’s Ottelo with Placido Domingo. In Russia, he staged Verdi’s La forza del destino in the Mariinsky Theatre in 1998. Elijah Moshinsky works a lot for drama theatre, TV and films. He has staged Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Ivanov, and plays by modern playwrights. In 1992, he was honoured with the Tony Award as Best Stage Director of the Year for his production of Shadowlands with Nigel Hawthorne. Elijah Moshinsky has made the following films: The Green Man (1990), Genghis Cohn (1993), Brazen Hussies (1996), Anorak of Fire (1998).