British director and Head Staff Director for The Royal Opera Amy Lane has revived Kasper Holten’s production of Don Giovanni and Jonathan Kent’s production of Tosca for The Royal Opera. In the 2018/19 Season she revives The Royal Opera's Don Giovanni (Houston Grand Opera) and is Joint Associate Director on Die Walküre, Associate Director on Götterdämmerung and an Assistant Director for Hansel and Gretel with The Royal Opera.
Lane was born in London and began her career as a young singer performing with The Royal Opera, English National Opera, British Youth Opera and Opera Holland Park, and as a backing singer for Barry Manilow at Wembley Arena. She worked as a stage manager for The Royal Opera before moving into directing. She has directed Noyes Fludde (Amiens, Compiègne and Cambridge), and has co-directed Marco Polo (Guangzhou and Beijing) with Kasper Holten. Other stage (and video) directing credits include War Horse in Concert and Bryn Terfel at 50 (Royal Albert Hall), Tosca (2017 Eisteddfod, Wales Millennium Centre, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra) Falstaff (with Bryn Terfel) and The Spirit of Christmas (RLPO). She has been Associate Director for Brothers (Icelandic Opera and Den Jyske Opera), The Great Gatsby (Semperoper Dresden) and The Merchant of Venice (Bregenz Festival, Polish National Opera and Welsh National Opera), and has revived Royal Opera productions of Don Giovanni (Liceu, Barcelona) and Król Roger (Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House).
Lane’s assistant director credits include 14 productions for The Royal Opera including Oedipe, Carmen and Wozzeck, Parsifal (Royal Danish Opera), Tosca (Welsh National Opera), Into the Woods and Carousel (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), Andrea Chénier (Bregenz Festival), Mathis der Maler (Theater an der Wien), Otello (English National Opera) and many others.