Female Directors

  • Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), 2016


    Annabel Arden’s lively production is suffused with Spanish colour and warmth, with just a hint of the surreal.

    Photo: Bill Cooper

  • Cendrillon (Massenet), 2019


    Massenet’s enchanting retelling of the familiar Cinderella story, originally directed by Fiona Shaw.

    Photo: Richard Hubert Smith

  • The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček), 2012


    Janáček takes an enchanting tale and turns it into a colourful reflection on the highs and lows of life and death in nature’s constant cycle of renewal.

    Photo: Mike Hoban

  • Rusalka (Dvořák), 2019

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    Rusalka is the Opera of the Month for May 2022.

    Inspired by The Little Mermaid, Rusalka offers a poignant reimagining of the classic fairy tale.

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  • Don Pasquale (Donizetti), 2013


    There’s no fool like an old fool in Mariame Clement’s much-loved production of Donizetti’s comedy, Don Pasquale.

    Photo: Clive Barda

  • The Rape of Lucretia (Britten), 2015


    Fiona Shaw takes on Britten's emotionally heart-wrenching and lyrically beautiful opera.

    Photo: Robbie Jack

  • L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), 2009


    Donizetti’s sun-drenched, small-town comedy makes a joyful return in Annabel Arden’s production.

    Photo: Simon Annard