Shaw Festival Artistic Director Tim Carroll will narrate Prokofiev’s masterpiece Peter and the Wolf at our February 18, 2018 concert.
Tim Carroll started his career with the English Shakespeare Company in 1990. Since then he has directed opera and theatre productions all over the world. As Artistic Director of Kent Opera from 1997 to 2004, his productions included Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Britten’s Albert Herring and Mozart’s Il re Pastore. Other favourite shows include Dido and Aeneas with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Sydney Opera House.
As Associate Director of Shakespeare’s Globe he directed twelve productions, including Twelfth Night and Richard III, which broke box-office records in the West End and on Broadway and received several awards, including two Tonys. He also directed The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Carroll has directed seven productions in Hungary, and directed several times for the National Theatres of Romania, Portugal, and Norway. He has directed four productions for the Stratford Festival: Peter Pan, Romeo and Juliet, King John and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Carroll has taught acting and directing, both theatre and opera, in Britain and around the world. He has given master classes in South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Switzerland, Holland, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Croatia, Norway and Portugal. In Britain, he has taught at many conservatories including the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Tim Carroll is Artistic Director of The Shaw Festival, one of the biggest repertory companies in North America. In his first season this year, he has directed two Shaw plays: St Joan and Androcles and The Lion.