PJ is an opera director based in the UK. Since being listed as ‘one to watch’ by the BBC in 2015, PJ has worked across Europe including at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, Royal Swedish Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Norwegian National Opera, Scottish Opera and Polish National Opera. He has also created concert stagings for Opera North, Garsington Opera, The Academy of Ancient Music and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.In 2020, PJ directed the first ever socially distanced drive-in production of La Bohème for English National Opera to critical acclaim. The production was hailed as ‘a revelation: a completely fresh, vibrant, eclectic, inventive “La Bohème” that pushes so many artistic and musical boundaries’. It was broadcast live on Sky Arts, for which it won a BAFTA, and was shortlisted for numerous other awards including the Royal Philharmonic Society Award.
Other recent credits include Hans Krása’s Brundibar for Opera North, Haydn’s The Creation for The Barbican, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 for Garsington Opera, a site-specific production of Madeleine Dring’s Cupboard Love (European premiere) alongside a new production of Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea for Byre Opera, Salome in a concert staging for Opera North and The Cunning Little Vixen for Byre Opera.