David Radok has been the First Director of The Göteborg Opera since 1996. His debut as a director took place in 1980 with Menotti’s The Medium at Stora Teatern in Göteborg. Since then, his noted productions have been performed at opera houses and theatres in Stockholm, Oslo, Bergen, Dresden, Berlin, Helsinki, Tel Aviv and Tokyo; and he makes guest appearances at Det Kongelige Teater (The Royal Danish Theatre) in Copenhagen on a regular basis, as well as in Prague where he nowadays lives.
At The Göteborg Opera he has directed Jenufa, Peter Grimes, Wozzeck, Don Giovanni, The Journey to Reims, The Barber of Seville, Cinderella, K. Beschreibung eines kampfes, La Traviata, Macbeth, Giulio Cesare, The Rake’s Progress and Rusalka.
For the Prague performances of Wozzeck and Lady Macbeth of Mtensk David Radok was awarded the Critic’s Award for Best Theatre Performance. Other awards include the International Theatre Institute Award of Direction for Lady Macbeth at the National Theatre in Prague and the Reumert award for Best Performance of 2002 in Copenhagen. He has also been awarded the Theatre Award by the Cultural Ministry in Prague.
In the spring of 2008 David Radok directed the original premiere of former Czech president Vaclav Havel’s last play Odchàzení (Leaving) in Prague. His most recent productions include Bathsheba at Kungliga Operan (The Royal Opera) in Stockholm and The Rake’s Progress at Det Kongelige Teater (The Royal Danish Theatre) in Copenhagen. In 2012/2013, he will also direct Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cassida at Prague National Theatre.