2017 season

Jeremy Gray is joint artistic director of Bampton Classical Opera and also director of productions. His work has brought together his interests in history, theatre, stage design and music and he has learned to enjoy translating libretti and even fundraising. His directorial work has been consistently well-received, and he has built up an enviable reputation for intelligent humour and freshly accessible productions.  In more restful days he read theology and history of art at Cambridge and for a PhD on medieval manuscript illumination at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London; he now teaches at Queen's College, London.

Louise Bakker (associate director) is a stage director for opera, theatre and musicals. 2017 credits include: Assistant Director for a reproduction of Richard Eyre’s La traviata at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Children’s Director for Thom Southerland’s production of The Braille Legacy at the Charing Cross Theatre; Assistant Director for Danielle Tarento’s production of The Color Purple at Cadogan Hall; Assistant Director to Olivia Fuchs for her production of Káťa Kabanová at Opera Holland Park. In November, Louise will be directing a production of Howard Brenton & David Hare’s Pravda at the Bridewell Theatre in association with Tower Theatre Company, for whom she is also an Assistant Artistic Director.


Past productions


John Arthur
Alexander Clifton
Jeremy Gray
Thomas Guthrie

Movement director

Triona Adams
Karen Halliday

Assistant and revival directors

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