2018 season

Jeremy Gray is joint artistic director of Bampton Classical Opera and director of productions. His work has brought together his interests in art history, theatre, stage design and music. His directorial work for Bampton has been consistently praised over 25 years, and he has built up an enviable reputation for intelligent humour and freshly accessible productions, especially for reviving ‘forgotten’ works by Gluck, Isouard, Philidor, Salieri, Storace and many others.  His productions have featured at the Theatre Royal Bath and the Buxton Festival and Cheltenham Festival, amongst others.  He read theology and history of art at Jesus College Cambridge and for a PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and has taught art history extensively. 

Alicia Frost (associate director/choreography) is from Winnipeg, Canada.  She graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and further trained at The Martha Graham School in New York. She danced with the Nancy Hauser Dance Company (USA) performing modern works by Hanya Holm (Rat-a Tat). Upon moving to the UK, she completed an MA Choreography (Laban) and PGCE (Royal Academy of Dance). Alicia has performed as a dance artist in adverts and within operas for ENO and ROH. She is an animateur for Rambert Dance Company and is on faculty at Urdang Academy as dissertation tutor and contemporary technique teacher. She was recipient of the 2014 Lisa Ullmann Award, which took her to Tokyo and West London Momentum Dance Artist 2009. Her choreography has been commissioned for Youth Music Theatre (The Other Palace, Royal Winchester) and The Activation Trust Kenya. Opera assisting credits: Salome, Carmen (ROH), Death in Venice and Intermezzo (Garsington); Movement direction: Simon Boccanegra, L’assedio di Calais (ETO); Choreographer and assistant director: Un Ballo in Maschera, Eugene Onegin  (Dorset Opera);  Assistant director: Madama Butterfly (Co-Opera), Words and Mozart  (NOS/Opera North), JPYAP Summer Programme. She will next be joining WNO staff director team on La Cenerentola.


Past productions


John Arthur
Alexander Clifton
Jeremy Gray
Thomas Guthrie

Associate directors

Louise Bakker

Movement directors

Triona Adams
Karen Halliday

Assistant and revival directors

Clare Dodd
Harry Fehr
Gillian Pitt
Jonathan Richards
Nicola Samer
Hannah Smallman
Alessandro Talevi
John Wilkie