Michael Grandage - Opera

Opera

In 2010 Grandage started to work in opera making his debut at Glyndebourne with a production of Billy Budd. He returns there in 2012 to direct Le Nozze de Figaro. In the U.S. he has also directed at the Metropolitan Opera and at Houston Grand Opera.

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