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Artistic Director of ROH Youth Opera Company, currently working on a new short film The Watchers in the Wings

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ROH Youth Opera Company - Film


Karen Gillingham - Director

Karen trained at Manchester Metropolitan University and on Mary King's The Knack. She is the creative director of both Garsington Opera L&P and Garsington Opera4All, and artistic director of the Royal Opera House's Youth Opera Company (YOC).

She has recently directed: THE HOGBOON for the London Symphony Orchestra; MAGNA CARTA - THE FREEDOM GAME (a community opera for Surrey Arts at the Royal Albert Hall); OUT OF THE RUINS (Royal Opera House - A Gala Celebration); THE CRACKLE (as associate director -Royal Opera House); ROADRAGE, a Community Opera by Orlando Gough and Richard Stilgoe (Garsington Opera); THE MAGIC FLUTE (Garsington Opera at West Green); Opening Ceremony for WorldSkills 2011 (O2 Arena London); BEACHED by Harvey Brough & Lea Hall (Opera North); OUTFOXED at the RFH (Southwark Splash); GONE FISHING devised in collaboration with Suzi Zumpe for the YOC (ROH Linbury); ONOFF and WHEN I AM OLD (Tête à Tête & Glyndebourne Jerwood Space); ON THE RIM OF THE WORLD by Orlando Gough (Royal Opera House & Welsh National Opera); FOTO-ME by Dom Harlan (Tête à Tête festival); THE LAST GENIE by John Barber (ROH Linbury); DEMON JUICE by John Browne (Stratford Circus & ROH Clore); TWENTY WOMEN SINGING - tour of women's prisons (Welsh National Opera); CHORUS! with David Poutney (movement director and revival director, Welsh National Opera); SOUTH OF THE RIVER, a community opera (English National Opera).

Karen Gillingham - full CV (pdf)

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