Writer and director Ted Huffman was born in New York. He studied at Yale University and took part in the Merola
Opera Program in San Francisco. His opera Denis & Katya (Opera Philadelphia, Music Theatre Wales, Opéra Orchester National Montpellier, Staatsoper Hannover), which he co-wrote with Philip Venables, won the 2019 Fedora Generali Prize and was nominated for the International Opera Award. In addition, the production also won the Ivor Novello Award.
Previous collaborations with Venables include the opera 4.48 Psychosis, which premiered at the Royal Opera House and won the UK Theatre Award for Opera. Recent highlights include Handel's Orlando at Opera Frankfurt, Madama Butterfly at Opernhaus Zurich, The Time of Our Singing at La Monnaie/De Munt in Brussels, A Midsummer Night's Dream at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Die Vögel van Braunfels at Opéra national du Rhin. Dutch National Opera has previously staged his Les mamelles de Tirésias, the double bill Clemency/Trouble in Tahiti and Denis & Katya. Henze's El Cimarron for the Greenwich Music Festival was nominated by Opernwelt as production of the year.
DNO-productie: Les mamelles de Tirésias, Clemency /Trouble in Tahiti, Denis & Katya