Orlando (San Francisco Opera)

'A brilliant theatrical concept' San Francisco Chronicle

'Harry Fehr's winning production' San Francisco Examiner

'Operatic magic'

Roberto Devereux (Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe)

'If you love bel canto opera in a classic staging, you should not miss this production' Online Musik Magazin

'An impressive opera evening which grabbed and moved the audience...A scenic production in perfect harmony with the music' Die Rheinpfalz

'Soloists, choristers and extras are remarkably directed...One cannot recommend this show too much' Opera Forum

Tosca (De Nederlandse Resiopera)

★★★★ De Telegraaf, de Volkskrant, Trouw

'Very cleverly done, with meticulous attention to detail'

'The staging is refreshing and pacey...Fehr has a firm grip on the singers' direction and they did him proud' Opera Today

'Very convincingly acted and, with great attention to detail, perfectly directed' Theaterkrant

La bohème (Clonter Opera)

'One of the best productions [Clonter] has done' Manchester Theatre Awards

L'elisir d'amore (Den Jyske Opera)


★★★★★ Jyllandsposten, Aarhus Stiftstidende, ★★★★ Politiken, Børsen, Klassik Magazine, Fyens Stiftstidende, Vejle Amts Folkeblad, Kristeligt Dagblad,

'[Fehr's] viually beautiful production is a triumph, one that would grace the stage of any opera house in the world' Klassik Magazine

'In the master grip of director Harry Fehr, this update has succeeded in full' Weekend-Avisens

'Sensitive personenregie and sharp observation...There are many incredibly fine and musical details in Fehr's direction'

L'incoronazione di Poppea (Trinity Laban)

★★★★ The Observer, The Sunday Express

'Nimbly directed as a glamorous, regal dinner party by Harry Fehr' The Observer

I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Buxton Festival)

★★★★★ ★★★★ The Times,,

'A model of directorial discipline' The Times

'The hit of the festival' The Sunday Times

'Harry Fehr's consistently assured' The Guardian

Ariodante (Scottish Opera)

★★★★ The Times, The Telegraph, The Observer, The Glasgow Herald, The Scotsman, Opera Now,,

'Meticulously directed' The Times

'Fehr's production is brave...and very strong, both visually and conceptually'

'Harry Fehr's staging...takes liberties but reaps rewards' The Obersver

Mignon (New Sussex Opera)

★★★★ The Guardian

'Harry Fehr's striking staging' The Guardian

'New Sussex Opera's deftly semi-staged account' Opera

Orlando (Welsh National Opera)


★★★★★,  ★★★★ The Guardian, The Times, Opera Now,

'This is Handel with a modern audience in mind: emotional, direct, confronting...Hopefully, this marks the beginning of a new Handel sequence' The Spectator

'This moving and convincing production' The Times

'This excellent a revelation'

Così fan tutte (Clonter Opera)


★★★★ Manchester Evening News

'refreshing, delightful and funny' Manchester Theatre Awards

'Ingenious...very funny' Manchester Evening News

The Adventures of Count Ory (Blackheath Halls Community Opera)


'Harry Fehr directs with just the right feel for fun and clarity'

It proves once again that the words Blackheath Halls and triumph are synonymous’

La finta giardiniera (Buxton Festival)


★★★★★ The Guardian

This dazzling, bold and inventive production...full of ideas and fun’

'Fehr's setting turns out to be inspired’ The Guardian

'An exceptional production' The Stage

The Flying Dutchman (Scottish Opera)

★★★★ The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Glasgow Herald, The Scotsman, The Scottish Daily Express, The Daily Record

A thoughtful and thought-provoking production’ The Guardian

'This enthralling new production’ The Telegraph

 ‘It is the triumph of Harry Fehr's production that it wrings every last drop of emotional engagement from the material’ Scottish Daily Express

The Lady from the Sea (Scottish Opera/The Edinburgh International Festival)


★★★★★ The Glasgow Herald  ★★★★

The narrative Strachan, Armstrong and choreographer Kally Lloyd-Jones have put together with director Harry Fehr could hardly be bettered’ The Glasgow Herald

'Scottish Opera's production is first-rate [in] Harry Fehr's elegantly designed staging’ The Telegraph

'This is a beautifully designed and directed production’

Cinderella (Blackheath Halls Community Opera)

The production was (once again) a credit to the whole company and crew.  Blackheath Community Opera is now an umissable fixture in the capital's operatic calendar’

'Blackheath Community Opera's enchanting production...  This was a treat’ The Independent on Sunday

Così fan tutte (Opera Holland Park)

★★★★ The Times, The Evening Standard,,

Harry Fehr's cunning and highly intelligent production’ The Times

'The most original and idiomatic attempt on this ungraspable work London has seen in a long time’ Opera Now

This hidden gem of a production, tucked away in a London park, is the best thing I've seen all year’

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Guildhall School of Music & Drama)

One of the most entertaining evenings of opera I have been at for many years. … a production of Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor that puts into the shade many offerings by some larger state-funded organisations’

The production was extremely strong’ The Spectator

Especially in such an excellent production as Harry Fehr’s, the wonder is that the opera isn’t more often seen…  Wonderfully directed; witty, inventive and congruous to each character’

Eugene Onegin (Blackheath Halls Community Opera)

Fehr has carefully thought through the whole work… a wonderful production of a wonderful opera’

Small moments, such as Lensky ducking a kiss and Olga's subsequent mortification, are beautifully handled…  More spirit and soul than Deborah Warner’s New York-bound ENO co-production’ The Independent on Sunday

Orlando (Scottish Opera)

★★★★ The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Glasgow Herald, The Scotsman

It is to the credit of the young director Harry Fehr that he succeeds in leading me through the thickets of amorous intrigue with such theatrical confidence and clarity of purpose: his new Scottish Opera production of Orlando is a little triumph’ The Telegraph

In this intelligent second-world-war take on Orlando for Scottish Opera, Harry Fehr has created a moving and provocative human drama’ The Guardian

Scottish Opera has a brilliant new production on its hands…Harry Fehr has set and directs it with no tongue-in-cheek and with maximum discretion and understatement.  I cannot imagine the narrative…being more lucidly unfolded’ The Glasgow Herald

The Elixir of Love (Blackheath Halls Community Opera)

Harry Fehr’s witty, pretty production...  Fehr’s movement direction was excellent...  Elixir was Blackheath’s fifth production; at this rate, their sixth will be a must-see’ The Independent on Sunday

[Fehr’s] impressive, personal approach led to a riveting engagement from each and every participant, with a wealth of detail in the crowd scenes...  Another triumph for Blackheath’s annual community event’

The Secret Marriage (Scottish Opera)

This well-judged dramatic affair has the director Harry Fehr coaxing some delightful, nuanced ensemble work from a sparky cast’ The Times

Harry Fehr’s lovely production... It is stage direction with the human touch’ The Glasgow Herald

Fehr’s lively, well-observed staging works a treat’ The Stage

Così fan tutte (Diva Opera)

One of the most enjoyable Cosìs I have ever seen... The drama was immediate, highly comic, and compelling to a rare degree’ The Economist Arts Diary

'Subtle touches of direction by Harry Fehr worked like moments of genius' Opera Now

‘This is a production to be warmly applauded’ The Observer

Cinderella (Scottish Opera Go Round/Scottish Opera on Tour)

A captivating piece of musical theatre underpinned by impressive ensemble acting and direction’ The Glasgow Herald

 ‘“Fantastic” would not be an overstatement; this is a lovely production' The Sunday Times

This page last updated on 23 Aug 2019