John Cox is recognised as one of the major opera directors. He was Director of Productions for Glyndebourne, where he directed works by Mozart, Rossini and Haydn, a celebrated Rake’s Progress with David Hockney’s designs, and a notable group of Richard Strauss domestic comedies: Ariadne auf Naxos, Capriccio, Intermezzo, Die Schweigsame Frau, Der Rosenkavalier and Arabella. He was Artistic Director of Scottish Opera and Production Director for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. His opera productions have been seen throughout Europe, North America and Australia. In addition he has worked extensively in theatre, television, film and major festivals. Recent productions include Le nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos in Chicago and Cosi fan tutte in Dallas. He will return to the Garsington Opera in 2017 for Le nozze di Figaro, and in the 2018/19 season will revive Thaïs for the Metropolitan Opera and Cosi fan tutte for the Lyric Opera of Chicago.