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Amy Lane

Director

Marco Polo, Guangzhou And Beijing, China, Directors: Amy Lane & Kasper Holten

Amy is an opera director who has worked extensively in the UK with the Royal Opera House, Longborough Festival Opera, Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Opera North and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. As an Associate Director, she has worked with many major international opera houses including Den Jyske Opera, Teater an der Wien, The Icelandic Opera, Semperoper Dresden, The Bregenz Festival, and Polish National Opera. She also directs film and video elements to incorporate into her productions. Amy is the Head Staff Director at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

In 2018, Amy co-directed with Kasper Holten a new commission of Marco Polo in Guangzhou and Beijing, and for Sir Bryn Terfel Amy has stage and video directed Bryn Terfel at 50 (Royal Albert Hall), Tosca (RLPO, Welsh National Opera and Eisteddfod) and Falstaff (RLPO).

Upcoming credits include stage directing the entire Ring Cycle for Longborough Festival Opera from 2019 through to 2023, and Tosca for Abu Dhabi, among others. As an Associate Director, Amy will be working with Icelandic Opera on Brothers.

Please click on the images below to view video examples of Amy’s presenting and speaking at the Royal Opera House, and click the X in the upper right hand corner to exit

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SELECTED DIRECTOR CREDITS

2019

DROT OG MARSK
Royal Danish Opera
directors: Amy Lane & Kasper Holten // conductor: Michael Schønwandt // sets: Philipp Fürhofer // costumes: Anja Vang Kragh // lighting: Jesper Kongshaug

2018

MARCO POLO
Guangzhou Opera House, China // Tiaoqiao Performing Arts Center, Beijing
directors: Amy Lane & Kasper Holten // stage & video design: Luke Halls // lighting: Bruno Poet // costumes: Emma Ryott

WAR HORSE IN CONCERT
Usher Hall, Edinburgh // Leeds Town Hall // Coventry Cathedral (BBC Radio 2) // Royal Albert Hall, London (2016)
stage & video director: Amy Lane // video designer: Tim Baxter // illustrations: Rae Smith

2017

FALSTAFF
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
stage & video director: Amy Lane // video design: Tim Baxter

TOSCA
Eisteddfod, Wales // Wales Millenium Centre, WNO (2015) // Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2013)
stage & video director: Amy Lane // video designer: Tim Baxter

2015

BRYN TERFEL AT 50
Royal Albert Hall, London // Broadcast on Sky Arts
stage & video director: Amy Lane // video designer: Tim Baxter // presenter: Michael Sheen

 

SELECTED ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR CREDITS

2018

THE RING CYCLE
Royal Opera House
directors: Keith Warner // musical director: Antonio Pappano // costumes: Marie-Jeanne Lecca // associate director: Amy Lane

BROTHERS
Icelandic Opera // Den Jyske Opera, Aarhus (2017)
stage director: Kasper Holten // music director: Andre de Ridder // composer: Daniel Bjarnason // sets: Steffen Aarfing // associate director: Amy Lane

2017

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Royal Opera House // Welsh National Opera (2016) // Polish National Opera, Warsaw (2014) // The Bregenz Festival, Austria (2013)
director: Keith Warner // design: Ashley Martin-Davis // lighting: Davy Cunningham // associate director: Amy Lane

2015

THE GREAT GATSBY
Semper Oper, Dresden
stage director: Keith Warner // music director: Wayne Marshall // lighting: John Bishop // associate director: Amy Lane

2011

ANDRE CHENIER
Bregenz Festival, Austria
director: Keith Warner // design: David Fielding

 

SELECTED REVIVAL DIRECTOR CREDITS

2018

DON GIOVANNI
Royal Opera House // Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona (2017) // Royal Opera House Japan Tour (2015) // Royal Opera House (2015)
director: Kasper Holten // revival director: Amy Lane // sets: Es Devlin // lighting: Bruno Poet

2017

KING ROGER
Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House
director: Kasper Holten // revival director: Amy Lane // lighting: Jon Clark // sets & costumes: Steffen Aarfing

2014

TOSCA
Royal Opera House
director: Jonathan Kent // revival director: Amy Lane // design: Paul Brown // lighting: Mark Henderson

2012

GOTTERDAMMERUNG
Royal Opera House
director: Keith Warner // revival director: Amy Lane // sets: Stefanos Lazaridis // costumes: Marie-Jeanne Lecca

 

SELECTED ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CREDITS

2019

DON GIOVANNI
Houston Grand Opera
director: Kasper Holten // associate director: Amy Lane // sets: Es Devlin // costumes: Anja Vang Kragh // lighting: Bruno Poet

2018

CARMEN
Royal Opera House
director: Barrie Kosky // assistant director: Amy Lane // design: Katrin Lea Tag // lighting: Joachim Klein

2017

DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG
Royal Opera House
director: Kasper Holten // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: Mia Stensgaard // costumes: Anja Vang Kragh // lighting: Jesper Kongshaug

2016

MANON LESCAUT
Royal Opera House
director: Jonathan Kent // assistant director: Amy Lane // design: Paul Brown // lighting: Mark Henderson

OEDIPE
Royal Opera House
directors: Àlex Ollé & Valentina Carrasco // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: Alfons Flores // costumes: Lluc Castells // lighting: Peter van Praet

GIANNI SCHICCHI
Royal Opera House
director: Richard Jones // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: John Macfarlane // costumes: Nicky Gillibrand // lighting: Mimi Jordan Sherin

2015

MACBETH
Royal Opera House Japan Tour
director: Phyllida Lloyd // assistant director: Amy Lane // design: Anthony Ward // lighting: Paule Constable

KROL ROGER
Royal Opera House
director: Kasper Holten // assistant director: Amy Lane // design: Steffen Aarfing // lighting: Jon Clark

2014

DON GIOVANNI
Royal Opera House
director: Kasper Holten // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: Es Devlin // costumes: Anja Vang Kragh // lighting: Bruno Poet

TOSCA
Royal Opera House
director: Jonathan Kent // assistant director: Amy Lane // design: Paul Brown // lighting: Mark Henderson

OTELLO
English National Opera
director: David Alden // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: Jon Morrell

INTO THE WOODS
Theatre du Chatelet, Paris
director: Lee Blakeley // assistant director: Amy Lane // music director: David Charles Abell

2013

MEDEA
English National Opera
director: David McVicar // assistant director: Amy Lane // design: Bunny Christie

WOZZECK
Royal Opera House
director: Keith Warner // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: Stefanos Lazaridis // costumes: Marie-Jeanne Lecca // lighting: Rick Fisher

NABUCCO
Deutsche Oper, Berlin
director: Keith Warner // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: Tilo Steffens // costumes: Julia Muer

CARMEN
Royal Opera House
director: Francesca Zambello // assistant director: Amy Lane // design: Tanya McCallin // lighting: Paule Constable

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Theatre du Chatelet, Paris
director: Lee Blakeley // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: William Dudley

CAROUSEL
Theatre du Chatelet, Paris // Opera North (2012)
director: Jo Davies // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets & costumes: Anthony Ward

2012

THE RING CYCLE
Royal Opera House
director: Keith Warner // assistant director: Amy Lane

PARSIFAL
Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen
director: Keith Warner // assistant director: Amy Lane

MATHIS DER MALER
Teater an der Wien, Vienna
director: Keith Warner // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: Johan Engels // costumes: Emma Ryott // lighting: Mark Jonathan

2011

RUDDIGORE
Opera North
director: Jo Davies // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: Richard Hudson // costumes: Gabrielle Dalton // lighting: Anna Watson

ANDRE CHENIER
Bregenz Festival, Austria
director: Keith Warner // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: David Fielding // lighting: Davy Cunningham

DIE ZAUBERFLOTE
Royal Opera House
director: David McVicar // assistant director: Amy Lane // design: John Macfarlane // lighting: Paul Constable // movement director: Leah Hausman

SWEENEY TODD
Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris
director: Lee Blakeley // assistant director: Amy Lane // design: Tanya McCallin // lighting: Rick Fisher

2010

TOSCA
Welsh National Opera
director: Michael Blakemore // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets: Ashley Martin-Davis // lighting: Mark Henderson

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Polish National Opera, Warsaw
director: Keith Warner // assistant director: Amy Lane

2008

THE BEGGAR’S OPERA
Royal Opera House
director: Justin Way // assistant director: Amy Lane // sets & costumes: Kimm Kovac & Andrew Hays // lighting: Aaron Black

WOZZECK
Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen
director: Keith Warner // assistant director: Amy Lane

SELECTED CREDITS AS PRESENTER & SPEAKER FOR THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

2018

HANSEL AND GRETEL
Presenter & Interviewer of Insight on the Royal Opera House’s new production

THE RING CYCLE
Speaker & Presenter on Wagner and Women
Speaker & Presenter on Staging the Ring
Speaker & Presenter on What’s it all about with John Deathridge

CARMEN
Live Cinema Relay, Interview with Clemency Burton-Hill

TOSCA
Presenter & Interviewer of live-streamed Insight Evening with Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley
Live Cinema Relay, Interview with Clemency Burton-Hill

SET DESIGN CHALLENGE
Presenter & Interviewer for Set Design Challenge for primary schools

2017

OPERA PASSION LIVE
Speaker on the Royal Opera House hour of Opera Passion with DJ Nihal Arthanayake

DIE ZAUBERFLOTE
Live Cinema Relay, Interview with Clemency Burton-Hill

TURNADOT
BP Screening of Turnadot, 2 Interviews with Gok Wan

BEHIND THE SCENES: LIFE AS AN OPERA SINGER
Short film made with Ermonela Jaho with questions from social media followers

WHEN AMY MET ERMONELA
Short film made with Ermonela Jaho as an introduction to Madama Butterfly

MADAMA BUTTERFULY
Presenter & Interviewer of live-streamed Insight Evening with Ermonela Jaho

KING ROGER
Television Interview for Premiere of King Roger in Australia

BATTLE OF THE ARIAS (also 2016)
Presenter

2016

THE NOSE
Presenter of the live-streamed Insight Evening with Barrie Kosky

OPERA, BALLET & THE BARD
Guest Director for Shakespeare Lives Workshop Director on Ford’s Aria live-streamed and on BBC iPlayer

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Presenter of the live-streamed Insight Evening on Lucia di Lammermoor with Katie Mitchell & Vicki Mortimer

2015

CARMEN
Guest Speaker at Insight Evening with Bertrand deBilly, Elena Maximova and Alexsander Vinogradov

DON GIOVANNI
Live Interview for the BP Big Screen in Trafalgar Square with Martha Kearney

KROL ROGER
Live Interval Interview with Clemency Burton-Hill

2013

WOZZECK
Speaker on Insight Evening with Sir Mark Elder

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