Walter Sutcliffe directs critically acclaimed opera and theatre productions internationally. His production of Owen Wingrave for Opera Frankfurt was nominated for Best Set Design, Best Costume Design and Best Male Performer in the Opernwelt 2010 Awards, and his production of Cosi fan Tutte won Best Design and Best Female Performer at the Estonian Theatre Awards 2009.
Opera productions include Otello (Teatro Regio, Torino), Turn of the Screw (Theatre du Capitole, Toulouse), Reimann's Ghost Sonata (Frankfurt) ,Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre (Theater Chemnitz), La traviata (Braunschweig), Kiss me Kate (Magdeburg), Orpheus in the Underworld (Osnabrueck), Luisa Miller (Braunschweig), Don Giovanni (Osnabrueck), Carmen (Tallinn), Werther (Theater Magdeburg), Benjamin Britten’s Owen Wingrave (Oper Frankfurt) and Albert Herring (Landestheater Linz), Cosi fan Tutte (Estonian National Opera, Tallinn), Tippett’s The Knot Garden (Klangbogen Festival, Vienna), and Janacek’s Sarka (Dicapo Opera New York). Theatre work includes Strindberg’s The Great Highway (Gate Theatre, London), Fry’s The Lady’s not for Burning (Finborough Theatre, London) and Stravinsky's The Soldier’s Tale (BAC, London)
Current plans include new productions for Teatro Regio Torino and Theatre du Capitole, Der Zwerg (Theater Chemnitz) and L'Orontea (Oper Frankfurt).
Walter is represented by Michael Lewin Management.