Elijah Moshinsky Biography (1946-)

Born January 8, 1946, in Shanghai, China; son of Abraham and Eva (maiden name, Krasavitsky) Moshinsky; married Ruth Dyttmann, June 5, 1970; children: Benjamin, Jonathan. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 52-53 PolandSt., London W1S 7LX, England.

Nationality
Chinese
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director
Birth Details
January 8, 1946
Shanghai, China

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Producer
  • Troilus and Cressida, National Theatre, London, 1976
  • The Force of Habit, National Theatre, 1976
  • Three Sisters, Albery Theatre, London, 1987
  • Light Up the Sky, Globe Theatre, London, 1987
  • Ivanov, Strand Theatre, London, 1989
  • Much Ado about Nothing, Strand Theatre, 1989
  • Another Time, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1989
  • Shadowlands, Queen's Theatre, London, 1989
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1992-1993
  • Opera Producer
  • Peter Grimes, Royal Opera House, London, 1975
  • Wozzeck, 1976
  • Salome, Dallas and Houston, TX, 1976
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1978
  • Lohengrin, Royal Opera House, 1978
  • The Rake's Progress, Royal Opera House, 1979
  • Beatrice et Benedict, Indianapolis, IN, 1979
  • Ernani, Welsh National Opera, New Theatre, Cardiff, Wales, 1979
  • Winter Cruise, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1979
  • Un ballo in maschera, Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1980
  • Boris Godunov, Australian Opera, 1980
  • Tristan und Isolde, Royal Opera House, 1980
  • Macbeth, Royal Opera House, 1981
  • Samson et Dalila, Royal Opera House, 1981
  • Le grande macabre, English National Opera, Coliseum Theatre, London, 1982
  • Death in Venice, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, Australia, 1982
  • Il trovatore, Australian Opera, Adelaide Festival, 1983
  • Tannhaeuser, Royal Opera House, 1984
  • Dialogues des Carmelites, Adelaide Festival, 1984
  • The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (also known as Die Meistersingervon Nuernberg), English National Opera, Coliseum Theatre, 1984
  • Samson, Royal Opera House, 1985, then Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago, IL, and Metropolitan Opera House.
  • I vespri siciliani, Geneva, Switzerland, 1985
  • The Bartered Bride, English National Opera, 1985, then 1986
  • Macbeth, Canadian Opera, 1986
  • Otello, Royal Opera House, 1987
  • Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail, Royal Opera House, 1987
  • Benevenuto Cellini, 50th Maggio Musicale, Teatro Communale, Florence, Italy, 1987
  • La boheme, Scottish Opera, 1989
  • Peter Grimes, Royal Opera House, 1989
  • La forza del destino, Scottish Opera, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scotland, 1990
  • Werther, Australian Opera, Adelaide Festival, 1990
  • Un ballo in maschera, Metropolitan Opera House, 1990
  • Antony and Cleopatra, Chicago, 1990
  • Attila, Royal Opera House, 1990-1991
  • Simon Boccanegra, Royal Opera House, 1991
  • Rigoletto, Australian Opera, 1992
  • Stiffelio, Royal Opera House, 1993
  • Ariadne auf Naxos, Metropolitan Opera, 1993
  • The Bartered Bride, Chicago, 1993
  • Hansel und Gretel, Sydney, Australia, 1993
  • Stiffelio, Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles, 1995
  • I vespri siciliani, Grand Theatre, Geneva, 1995
  • Simon Boccanegra, Chicago, 1996
  • Lohengrin, Royal Opera House, 1997, then Metropolitan Opera, 1998
  • (And director) Nabucco, Chicago, 1998, then Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center, 2002
  • Other opera productions include Les Dialogues des Carmelites, Australian Opera; and Die Meistersinger von Nuernburg, Holland Festival.
  • Stage Director
  • Shadowlands, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1990-1991
  • Matador, Queen's Theatre, London, 1991
  • Beckett, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1991
  • Reflected Glory, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1992
  • Il barbiere di Siviglia (opera), Melbourne, Australia, 1997
  • Richard III, Savoy Theatre, London, 1999
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • The Green Man, BBC (England), 1990, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Genghis Cohn, 1993
  • Brazen Hussies, BBC, 1996
  • Anorak of Fire, BBC2, 1998
  • Specials
  • All's Well That Ends Well (also known as The Complete DramaticWorks of William Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well), BBC (England),1980
  • Un ballo in maschera (opera), 1980
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (also known as The Complete DramaticWorks of William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream), BBC, 1981
  • Cymbeline (also known as The Complete Dramatic Works of WilliamShakespeare: Cymbeline), BBC, 1982
  • Il trovatore (opera), 1983
  • The Tragedy of Coriolanus (also known as The Complete DramaticWorks of William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Coriolanus), BBC, 1984
  • The Midsummer Marriage (opera), 1984
  • Dialogues of the Carmelites (opera), 1984
  • Love's Labour's Lost (also known as The Complete Dramatic Worksof William Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost), BBC, 1985
  • Ghosts, BBC, 1986
  • Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail (opera; also known as The Abduction from the Seraglio), 1987
  • The Rivals, BBC, 1987, Arts and Entertainment, 1989
  • "Antony and Cleopatra from the Lyric Opera of Chicago," Great Performances, PBS, 1991
  • Simon Boccanegra (opera), 1991
  • Otello (opera), 1992
  • Stiffelio (opera), 1993
  • Aida (opera), 1994
  • Otello, PBS, 1996
  • (And producer) Divas, PBS, 1996
  • Samson et Dalila (opera), PBS, 1998
  • The Queen of Spades (opera), PBS, 1999
  • La forza del destino (opera), PBS, 2000
  • Mozart in Turkey (opera), 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Divas, PBS, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Periodicals
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Opera.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Opera, St. James Press, 1993
    Periodicals
    • Opera News, March, 2001, p. 34

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