Productions

2017

Visual design in contemporary opera  Lecture at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

HANSEL AND GRETEL  Celebrate Voice Festival, Salisbury 

Creative Producer: Culture and the Third Reich  Mastersingers/Music Club of London, University College London

Rebellious Love  – a public workshop with Lionel Friend on Die Walküre Act 2 scene 4

Alberich at Eighty – a celebration for Malcolm Rivers, London

Associated Studios  London – opera scenes programme

2016

PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE  Semi-staging – LA Philharmonic/Esa-Pekka Salonen, Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

CARMEN  Semi-staging and lighting – Singapore Symphony/Lan Shui

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM  Shakespeare & Mendelssohn, Middle Temple Hall, London

FAITH  Semi-staging of Stravinsky’s late sacred works – Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen, St.John’s Smith Square, London

TOSCA  Chiswick House, London

Associated Studios  London – two opera scenes programmes

Curator & Presenter: Sounds and Sweet Airs  Mastersingers/Music Club of London, Aldeburgh

Script & Presenter: Gustav Mahler and Opera Staging  Mahler Society, London

2015

DIE WALKÜRE  Secret Opera, Cardiff and London

Scripts & Presenter: Wagner and the Dream King/Bayreuth or Bust  Manchester and London Wagner Societies

Script & Presenter: Strauss and Sibelius: Parallel lives  Music Club of London

BORIS GODUNOV excerpts  Semi-staging – Philharmonia Orchestra/Jakub Hrůša RFH London

AN OPERA OF DANIEL & THE CATFISH CONUNDRUM – composer Ed Lambert, Brighton Festival

OPERA WITH A TITLE – composer Ed Lambert, Tête-à-Tête Festival London

Script & Presenter: Time becomes space: PARSIFAL  Mastersingers & Music Club of London

2014

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE  Opéra Bastide, Bordeaux

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM  Portland State University                                          2014 Jeannine B. Cowles Distinguished Professor in Residence

LES CONTES d’HOFFMANN  Diva Opera – European tour

LA RONDINE  Oberlin in Italy – Arezzo

PADMAVATI (Roussel)  Opéra Orr, Bordeaux

THE MERRY WIDOW  Singapore Lyric Opera

THE CATFISH CONUNDRUM  a new opera by Ed Lambert – Tête à Tête Festival, London

DIE WALKÜRE  Act 1 & Act 3 final scene – New London Opera Players, London

PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE  Semi-staging – Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen, Royal Festival Hall, London

Curator & Presenter: Après le déluge  Mastersingers/Music Club of London, Aldeburgh

Scripts & Presenter: Wagner and the Dream King, Gluck at 300  Wagner Society, Mastersingers, London

2013

Artistic Director: Inside The RingMastersingers/Wagner Society/Longborough Festival Opera, Blockley

Curator & Presenter: Gods & Heroes – Music Club of London/Mastersingers, Eastbourne

DIE WALKÜRE Act 3  Semi-staging – Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis, Royal Festival Hall, London

LA TRAVIATA  Diva Opera – European tour

THE BALLAD OF LADY BARNARD (Britten/Boden)  Aldeburgh Music – U.K. tour

DRESS REHEARSAL  a new play by Alison Evans – London

RIGOLETTO  Script, presentation & semi-staging – Singapore Symphony Orchestra/Lan Shui

Script: In Time for Christmas  Diva Opera in the U.K.

Scripts: A Great Trio: Britten, Verdi & Wagner; An Operatic Bestiary; Breaking The Ring (revised); Wagner’s Elements

2012

IL PRIGIONIERO  Semi-staging – Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen, Royal Festival Hall, London

FIDELIO  Script, presentation, semi-staging & lighting – Singapore Symphony Orchestra/Lan Shui

DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES  Portland State University                                       2012 Jeannine B. Cowles Distinguished Professor in Residence

TOSCA  Diva Opera, European tour

CURLEW RIVER  Tokyo University of the Arts – co-production with Noh play SUMIDAGAWA  London, Orford and Tokyo (director & artistic co-ordinator)

Scripts: From Russia with Love and Das Geheimnis der Liebe  Mastersingers, London

Script: Sir Sidney Nolan and the stage  Mastersingers at The Rodd, Presteigne

Script and direction: Scrooge’s Christmas Dream  Diva Opera, European tour

2011

CARMEN  Singapore Lyric Opera

IL TABARRO & GIANNI SCHICCHI  New National Theatre, Tokyo

RIGOLETTO  Diva Opera, European tour

DUKE BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE  Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen – London/Birmingham/Lisbon/Dortmund

Curator & Presenter: Living in Exile  Mastersingers, Aldeburgh

Chequers Charity Gala  Presenter – Diva Opera

2010

FALSTAFF  New National Theatre, Tokyo

FALSTAFF  Diva Opera, Europe

THE SCREAMS OF KITTY GENOVESE  Tête à Tête Festival, London & Edingburgh Fringe

TRISTAN UND ISOLDE  Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra workshop

2009

Script & Presenter: Wagner’s Dreamers  Mastersingers, Aldeburgh

Opera Scenes  Royal Academy of Music, London

Script & Presenter: Wilhelmina Schröder-Devrient  Mastersingers/Wagner Society, London

Opera Showcase  Opera Studio, New National Theatre, Tokyo

2008

THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS  Philharmonia Orchestra/Richard Hickox, Sadlers’ Wells Theatre, London

LA CENERENTOLA  Opera Memphis, USA

DIDO AND AENEAS  Temple Music Festival, London

SIMON BOCCANEGRA  San Francisco Opera, USA

Curator & Presenter: The English Tradition  Mastersingers, Aldeburgh

Opera Showcase  Opera Studio, New National Theatre, Tokyo

DIE MEISTERSINGER (Act 3 sc 1)  Mastersingers, Royal Academy, London

2007

ALBERT HERRING  New National Theatre, Tokyo

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA  Singapore Lyric Opera, Singapore

LA TRAVIATA  Diva Opera, Europe

DIE WALKÜRE (Act 1)  Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore

Script: Breaking the Ring  Mastersingers, Royal Opera House, London

Curator & Presenter: Crime and Punishment  Mastersingers, Presteigne

MARY SEACOLE  London and Sugar & Spice Festival, Gateshead, U.K.

Script: Wagner’s Gods  Mastersingers/Wagner Society, Linbury Studio, London

Opera Showcase  Opera Studio, New National Theatre, Tokyo

Script & Presenter: From Bayreuth to Busseto  Mastersingers/Wagner Society/Amici di Verdi, London

2006

Götterdämmerung (scenes)  Mastersingers, Royal Academy, London

Le Nozze di Figaro  Singapore Lyric Opera, Singapore

The Screams of Kitty Genovese (Will Todd)  New York Music Theater Festival, USA

Curator & Presenter: Wagner, Britten & the Sea  Mastersingers, Aldeburgh

Opera Showcase  Opera Studio, New National Theatre, Tokyo

2004 – 2005

Parsifal (Act 2)  Palace Opera, UK

Lucrezia Borgia  The Minnesota Opera, USA

The Blackened Man (Will Todd)  World Premiere, Buxton Festival

Die Walküre (Act 3)  Mastersingers, Royal Academy, London

Script: Wesendonck Lieder/Les nuits d’été  Mastersingers/ Wagner Society, RAM London

Exiled in America  Chicago Humanities Festival, USA

Candide  Semi-staging – BBC Concert Orchestra, LONDON

1998 – 2003

I Pagliacci & Goyescas  Central City Opera, Colorado USA

Die Zauberflöte  New National Theatre, Tokyo

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor  San Francisco Opera Center, USA

Carmen  Opera Company of Philadelphia, USA

L’Amour du loin (Saariaho)  London Premiere, semi-staging – BBC SO, Barbican, London

Dialogues des Carmélites, Faust  Portland Opera, USA

Simon Boccanegra, Arabella  San Francisco Opera, USA

I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Rigoletto  Tulsa Opera, USA

Der fliegende Holländer  San Diego Opera, USA

Attila  Lyric Opera of Chicago, USA

Fedora  Washington Opera, USA

Stiffelio, Fedora  Los Angeles Opera, USA

Italian Girl in Algiers  San Francisco Opera Center, USA

Re-opening Gala, Katya Kabanova  Royal Opera, London

Porgy & Bess, Iolanthe, Royal Palace/Propheten (Weill), Gondoliers  Semi-staging – BBC Proms, London


Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, 
Götterdämmerung (scenes)  Covent Garden Festival, London

Scripts: Verdi in Venice, Herr Mozart – Doktor Strauss  Covent Garden Festival 

Mary Seacole  (Richard Chew) Linbury Studio, London

Alcina   Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy

Rheingold (scenes)  Mastersingers, London

La Sonnambula  Castleward Opera, N. Ireland

Scripts & Presenter: Wagner & Berlioz, Opera at the Movies  Chicago Humanities Festival, USA

The Queen of Spades  New End Theatre, London