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Nicholas Wright - Librettist of English National Opera

Nicholas Wright

Librettist

Career Highlights

Previously for ENO: Marnie

Nicholas adapted Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials for the National, where his versions of John Gabriel Borkman and Three Sisters were also produced. Other versions include Naked and Lulu for the Almeida and Thérèse Raquin for Chichester Festival Theatre.

His adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizelas’s A Human Being Died That Night was produced at Hampstead Theatre in 2013 and his adaptation of Pat Barker’s Regeneration was produced in Northampton and on tour in 2014.  

Other opera libretti are The Little Prince (composer Rachel Portman, for Houston Grand Opera) and Man on the Moon (Jonathan Dove) for Channel 4. Books are 99 Plays, a survey of drama from Aeschylus until the present day, and Changing Stages, co-written with Richard Eyre.

Notable engagements elsewhere: Treetops and One Fine Day (Riverside Studios), The Custom of the Country and The Desert Air (RSC), Cressida (Almeida Theatre at the Albery), Rattigan’s Nijinsky (Chichester), The Last of the Duchess (Hampstead Theatre) and Mrs Klein, Vincent in Brixton, The Reporter and Travelling Light (RNT).

Last updated: 14th November 2017