benjamin davis - opera director

Working internationally as a stage director, artistic collaborator and teacher.


                                    Sir John in Love for Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

                                 “a real treat... a major triumph” 5 stars Scotland Herald

La Rondine for RCS in Glasgow

         “A Stylish Rondine from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland” 4 stars bachtrack

this revival brings both the music and the production’s message even more vividly to life... a tribute both to revival director Benjamin Davis and his singer - actors”

Wozzeck for WNO

5 stars Seen and Heard

5 stars The Guardian

5 stars The Telegraph


                                               The Queen of Spades for WNO, Rome, Chicago, Valencia


Driven by the desire to create value in the lives of participants and in society through engagement with the wonderful material and medium of opera.



                                                Gianni Schicchi from ll trittico in the Netherlands.

“Gianni Schicchi, in which the inheritance of a rich man is being redivided accompanied by genial frolicking sounds, turned into a bitter carnivalesque farce in the direction of young Brit Ben Davis.”

De Volkskrant

Promoting humanistic principles, courage, humour and hope through participatory community projects, cross-art form collaborations and tours.

Hansel and Gretel for

Portland Opera, with

comic-book artists.

Les Illuminations with

National Dance

Company Wales,

Welsh National Opera

and Cardiff Bay Art.


Collaborating with industry-leading practitioners, such as Katie Mitchell, on reinventing classics and in the presentation of World Premieres.

Written On Skin for Aix-en-Provence Festival and European tour.


                          Al gran sole carico d’amore for Salzburg Festival         

                          and Berlin Staatsoper.                                                            


“Davis’s pellucidly intelligent direction”

5 stars Opera Britannia

the most entertaining Cosi fan tutte you’re ever likely to see”

4 stars Buzz Magazine

5 stars Public Review

4 stars The Times

4 stars The Telegraph

Cosi fan tutte for WNO