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 2017/18 Season she revives Don Giovanni.
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. In 2015 she directed Noyes Fludde for the ACT partnership (Amiens, Compiègne and Cambridge). 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 and Rudolph on Hope Street (RLPO). She has been Associate Director for Brothers (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.