Matthew Lutton is a theatre and opera director based in Melbourne. He is currently an associate artist at the Malthouse Theatre, where he has directed Night on Bald Mountain, The Bloody Chamber, Dance of Death, Pompeii, L.A., On the Misconception of Oedipus, Die Winterreise, The Trial and Tartuffe.
Matthew has directed for many of Australia’s most prominent theatre companies, including Sydney Theatre Company (The Mysteries: Genesis, The DueI) Belvoir Street Theatre (Love Me Tender) Griffin Theatre Company (Don’t Say the Words) and Black Swan State Theatre Company (The Lady Aoi).
From 2002 to 2012 he was the artistic director of Perth-based theatre company ThinIce, where he created works such as Antigone for the Perth International Arts Festival, Red Shoes for the Artrage Festival and co-produced many of the above projects.
Matthew directed the Strauss opera Elektra in 2012 for Opera Australia and West Australian Opera, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman in 2013 for New Zealand Opera and Queensland Opera, and Make No Noise in 2011 for the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.