From: Bristol, England. LA Opera: Die Frau ohne Schatten (1993, debut; 2004); Vanessa (2004); Otello (2008). Upcoming: Otello (2023).

John Cox is recognized as one of the world's major opera directors. For many years, 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 NaxosCapriccioIntermezzoDie schweigsame FrauDer Rosenkavalier and Arabella. He subsequently was artistic director of Scottish Opera  and production director for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

His opera productions have been seen throughout Europe, North America and Australia, and he has also worked extensively in theater, television, film and major festivals. Recent productions include The Marriage of Figaro for Garsington Opera, Thaïs for the Metropolitan Opera and Cosi fan tutte for the Lyric Opera of Chicago.