NETIA JONES is a director/designer and film maker in opera and concerts. She is the Director of Transition, the multimedia performance group that presents concerts and opera with live video and film, and also of Lightmap, a mixed media partnership working in the UK, Europe and the USA.
In 2012 Netia directed Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop (Aldeburgh Festival and Barbican Theatre, London and Higglety at Tanglewood for Oliver Knussens 60th birthday) and Where the Wild Things Are and Mother Goose (LA Philharmonic). In 2015 she will direct Alice in Wonderland by Unsuk Chin for the LA Philharmonic and the Barbican Theatre.
Netia will create film for Niccolo Castiglioni’s Inverno In-ver for the New World Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas in Miami and the Harris Theatre, Chicago. Current and previously she directed Kurtag’s Kafka’s Fragments at the Royal Opera House London, Marco Polo by Tan Dun (Bergen Festival), concerts of the music of Webern, Conlon Nancarrow and New York Minimalists for the London Sinfonietta, Verklarchte Nacht by Schonberg for the Musikkollegium in Winterthur, Switzerland. In November Netia will direct Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River as a site specific production within a Church attached to the Barbican Theatre, London, with tenor Ian Bostridge. Curlew River will tour the USA in the autumn of 2014.
Previous work includes: Les Illuminations (Scottish Ensemble) Before Life and After, Cheltenham Festival; Alfred, by Arne, and Partenope (ROH, Linbury); Handel’s Susanna and Flavio (Queen Elizabeth Hall/Early Opera Company); FanferlizzyFunnyfeet by Kurt Schwertsik, UK Premiere; Cross Currents a site specific work staged at Tilbury Docks; and films to the work of Schoenberg, Berg, Purcell, Stravinsky, Handel, Bartok, Britten, Blow, Dowland, Berio and Couperin, The Way to the Sea and Everlasting Light, (Aldeburgh); O Let me Weep, (Opera North); an installation around Messiaen’s Louange a L’Eternite de Jesus (South Bank Centre, London) and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time for the London Sinfonietta on the South Bank.