James Clutton, Director of Opera and Chief Executive of Opera Holland Park (OHP), in London, has produced over 120 opera productions. In 2012, he commissioned the family opera Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which has been performed over 100 times at renowned venues. In 2018, James received the International Opera Award for Outreach and Education on behalf of OHP. Soon after, the double bill of il Segreto di Susana/Iolanta from the 2019 season was nominated for best new production at the International Opera Awards.
James hosts the podcast From the Producer’s Office, is on the advisory board of the National Student Opera Society and regularly presents live broadcasts from OHP. He has recently commissioned a new opera by Jonathan Dove, based on the Itch novels by Simon Mayo, for the 2023 season.
Before joining OHP, James was an independent theatre producer and a producer for Bill Kenwright Ltd, producing plays and musicals in the West End and for national tours.