Director Daisy Evans is the Artistic Director of Silent Opera, as well as a freelance director, librettist & designer. She is the winner of ‘Best Opera’ at the OffWestEnd awards, nominated for Best Young Director at the International Opera awards, scholarship holder at the Sky Arts Academy and alumni of the L‘Académie du Festival d’Aix. In October 2016, she spoke on a panel entiteled ‘Encouraging Innovation’ at Opera Europa.
As founder director of Silent Opera, she develops, directs and redefines opera for new audiences. The company has achieved international status over the past five years, securing co-productions with ROH, ENO, and the Beijing Music Festival.
Her recent directing credits include, ‘Cosi fan tutte’ (Bury Court Opera), ‘The Fairy Queen’ (Barbican, AAM), ‘Giovanni’ (Silent Opera/Beijing Music Festival), ‘A GardenDream’ (Glyndebourne), ‘Falstaff’ (Fulham Opera, Grimeborn Festival, Wilton’s Music Hall), ‘Shopera:Carmen’ (Royal Opera House), ‘The Bear’ & ‘A Dinner Engagement’ (Royal Academy of Music), ‘L’Incoronazione di Poppea’ (Snape Proms), ‘Wakening Shadow’ (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), and ‘L’Orfeo’ (Silent Opera).
In 2017, she looks forward to directing ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’, a collaboration between Silent Opera and English National Opera in April, and ‘Lucretia’, a newly devised sound opera for ‘Sound Unbound’ at the Barbican in May.