James Alexander’s extensive career in the performing arts ranges from founding a music theatre company in his native Scotland, managing The Boston Pops, staging musicals in London’s West End, serving in A&R at The Decca Record Company, managing a roster of classical musicians and soloists and conductors, to producing television and operas on three continents with a large number of prestigious companies, orchestras and conductors.
In Europe his engagements range from The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to various productions with Scottish Opera, Opera North, The Gabrieli Consort & Players, (Venice & London), to serving as the Associate Director of the Olivier Award-winning Carmen Jones at London’s Old Vic Theatre.
In the USA, Mr. Alexander was a long time collaborator with Maestro Seiji Ozawa and The Boston Symphony Orchestra. For Cincinnati Opera, his highly acclaimed staging of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro was hailed by Opera News as, “a perfect combination of tastefulness and humor”.
Alexander is Creative Director of Symphony V, a production company realizing revolutionary immersive experiences for audiences of symphony orchestras and opera companies.