Artistic Director/Stage Director: Jack Edwards
Originally trained as an actor and designer Jack Edwards has worked in the field of Baroque opera for twenty-five years. Jack was Artistic Director of 'Opera Restored' and with musical director Peter Holman directed all its productions. As an independent director he has travelled the world, directing Purcell's The Fairy Queen in Adelaide, Dido and Aeneas in Bremen, and Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona in Nova Scotia. For the Boston Early Music Festival, USA he has directed Purcell's King Arthur, Luigi Rossi's L'Orfeo and Cavalli's Ercole Amante which transferred to the Utrecht Early Music Festival. The Boston production of L'Orfeo was also presented at the 18th century theatre in Drottningholm, Sweden and shown on Swedish television. He directed Caldara's Dafne in Chile for a national tour and returned in 2000 to direct Dido and Aeneas taking up a residential post at the Instituto de Musica de Santiago.
For the 10th Anniversary of Leeds Baroque he directed and narrated for the performance of Purcell's The Indian Queen
As an actor he has performed over one hundred anthologies of poetry and music with many of the leading early music ensembles. He held a teaching post in Theatre Studies and movement at the Drama Studio London.