Matthew is highly skilled at working with actors on classical text and new writing. He also enjoys dramaturgical work on classical text and opera, developing revisionist interpretations of canonical work. He is an experienced workshop leader and enjoys working with writers on developing new work.
Matthew is currently director in residence at Size Zero Opera, for whom he is directing two new commissions in August 2013 - The Viagron by Arne Gieshoff and Kettlehead by Darren Bloom, which have been supported by LSOSoundHub and PRS for Music Foundation. These will be performed at Riverside Studios (for the Tete a Tete opera festival) and the Arcola Theatre. Following this he will be directing international commissions for the company in 2014, including work by Italian composer Lorenzo Troiani and New Zealand composer Chris Gendall.
Opera, music theatre, tragedy, Shakespeare, English literature, discourse analysis, the history and theory of the English language, identity politics, classical text, new writing, theatrical poetics, Regietheater, and contemporary classical music.