Patrick Mason started directing opera at the Wexford Festival in 1988. His opera credits include four productions for Wexford Festival: La Cena delle Beffe (1988). Don Giovanni/ Turandot (1989) and Betrothal in a Monastery (1990). He directed Don Giovanni for Dublin Opera, Don Pasquale for Opera North, ENO and Israeli Opera and Rigoletto for WNO and Opera North, and The Makropulos Case for Opera Zuid (Netherlands).
In 1997 he directed Puccini’s Il Trittico for ENO which was nominated for an Olivier award (Best Production), and most recently The Silver Tassie for Opera Ireland which won the ESB/Irish Times award for best opera production. In 2009 he directed Lortzing’s The Poacher for Buxton Opera Festival, for which he also wrote the English language libretto.
In 2015 he directed Samon et Dalila for Grange Park Opera.