Matthew Lutton



Most recent Victorian Opera production

Matthew directed Happy End, March 2022


Matthew Lutton is Malthouse Theatre’s Artistic Director and Co-CEO.  

Prior to this, he was Malthouse Theatre’s Associate Director, and Artistic Director of the Perth based independent company, ThinIce.  

Directing credits for Malthouse Theatre include: Because the Night, Solaris (Lyric Hammersmith London, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh), Cloudstreet (with Perth Festival), Melancholia, Bliss, Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets (with Victorian Opera), The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man, Away (with Sydney Theatre Company), Edward II, Picnic at Hanging Rock (Barbican London, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh), I Am a Miracle, Night on Bald Mountain, The Bloody Chamber, Dance of Death, Pompeii, L.A., On the Misconception of Oedipus, Die Winterreise and Tartuffe.  

For Sydney Theatre Company he has directed The Trial, The Mysteries: Genesis, and The Duel.  

Other directing credits include Love Me Tender for Belvoir Theatre and Don’t Say the Words for Griffin Theatre Company.  

His opera directing credits include: Make No Noise for the Bavarian State Opera, Richard Strauss’ Elektra for Opera Australia and West Australian Opera, and Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman for New Zealand Opera. In 2022 he will direct Kurt Weill’s Happy End for Victorian Opera.