Future work includes directing The Magic Flute for Copenhagen Opera Festival.
Ella’s directing credits include a reimagining of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas as Dido & Belinda in London; Alexander Goehr’s Tryptich at Mariinsky II; an opera–ballet production of Stravinsky’s Renard; an international tour of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs For A Mad King; London productions of Verdi’s Macbeth and A Masked Ball; a semi-staging of Puccini’s Il Tabarro at LSO St Luke’s; the world premiere of Noah Mosley’s Mad King Suibhne for Bury Court Opera; Christopher Hogg’s Il Letto, Verdi’s Otello, Charpentier’s Louise, and Mozart’s Lucio Silla at Buxton Opera; and a sell-out West End run of An Evening With Lucian Freud, starring Cressida Bonas; and the International Opera Awards 2017 ceremony held at the London Coliseum.
Ella has worked for the Royal Opera House, the International Opera Awards, Wexford Opera, Copenhagen Opera Festival, Bury Court Opera, Opera Mass Actions and Buxton International Festival.
Ella is the artistic director of Helios Collective and director of productions for Constella OperaBallet and is the co-founder of Theatre N16, a London-based arts company that promotes new plays and opera adaptations.
In 2015 Ella became the first director to receive an International Opera Awards foundation bursary. Her work has also been supported by Arts Council England, The British Council, and Den Jyske Opera (Danish National Opera).