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Meet James Robinson

Artistic Director

James Robinson is the Artistic Director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where he has directed such acclaimed productions as Terence Blanchard’s Champion and Fire Shut Up in My Bones, John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer, and Marc Blitzstein’s Regina. His Grammy Award-winning production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess opened the 2019 Metropolitan Opera season and has also been seen at the English National Opera and the Dutch National Opera. He has created new productions for San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Australia, Royal Swedish Opera, Seattle Opera, LA Opera, the Wexford Festival, and the Santa Fe Opera. His work has also been seen at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, London Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony. Future projects include a return to the Metropolitan Opera and his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut.