Crispin LordDirector, Artist & Researcher

Picture taken during performance of MEET JOY (2020) at Grow Tottenham | 18.01.20
Based between Berlin and London, Crispin is a Director, Live Artist and Researcher working in Opera and Music-Theatre. He works internationally as an Assistant Director and has been a Staff Director at English National Opera since 2018.

In 2021 he received funding from Arts Council England to pursue a composition- and performance-based research project into the reception of political documentary theatre and opera. In 2022 he will develop this further on the MA Solo/Dance/Authorship course at the Inter-University Centre of Dance (HZT) Berlin.

His work has been shown at Live Art Development Agency, V&A, And What Queer Arts Festival and Theatre N16. As a Director, his credits include PREPARE IT (MY BODY) (Barbican Pit Theatre), A Father is Looking for his Daughter (Cockpit Theatre), Last Thursday (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), and A Hand of Bridge (Waterperry Opera Festival).

As an Assistant Director, his credits include The Marriage of Figaro (ENO), HMS Pinafore (ENO), La Cenerentola (Grange Festival), The Lighthouse (Shadwell Opera), and Written on Skin (Melos Sinfonia in St Petersburg).


Crispin lebt in Berlin und London und arbeitet als Regisseur, Live-Künstler und Forscher im Bereich Oper und Musiktheater. Er arbeitet international als Regieassistent und ist seit 2018 Staff Director an der English National Opera.

2021 erhielt er eine Förderung vom Arts Council England, um ein kompositions- und aufführungsbasiertes Forschungsprojekt zur Rezeption von politischem Dokumentartheater und Oper durchzuführen. Im Jahr 2022 wird er dieses im Rahmen des MA Solo/Dance/Authorship-Kurses am Hochschulübergreifenden Zentrum Tanz (HZT) Berlin weiterentwickeln.

Seine Arbeiten wurden bei Live Art Development Agency, V&A, And What Queer Arts Festival und Theatre N16 gezeigt. Zu seinen Arbeiten als Regisseur gehören ‘PREPARE IT (MY BODY)’ (Barbican Pit Theatre), ‘A Father is Looking for his Daughter’ (Cockpit Theatre), ‘Last Thursday’ (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) und ‘A Hand of Bridge’ (Waterperry Opera Festival).

Als Regieassistent hat er unter anderem ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ (ENO), ‘HMS Pinafore’ (ENO), ‘La Cenerentola’ (Grange Festival), ‘The Lighthouse’ (Shadwell Opera) und ‘Written on Skin’ (Melos Sinfonia in St. Petersburg) inszeniert.