Choreographer and director Sarah Fahie made her Royal Opera debut reviving Linda Dobell’s movement for Eugene Onegin in 2008. She has subsequently worked as movement director for The Gambler, Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, 4.48 Psychosis, La bohème and Kát’a Kabanová, and on the revivals of Rigoletto and Gianni Schicchi, and as revival director for Il tabarro and Suor Angelica.
Fahie was born in Australia and studied at the University of Melbourne. She went on to train as a dancer at the London Contemporary Dance School. In 2003 she received a Jerwood Foundation Choreography Award. Movement credits include Peter Grimes (La Scala, Milan), Rodelinda and Don Giovanni (English National Opera and Bolshoi Theatre), Der Rosenkavalier and La Damnation de Faust (Glyndebourne Festival), Rumpelstiltskin (Birmingham Contemporary Music Group), Cendrillon (Glyndebourne on Tour), Don Giovanni (Bergen National Opera and Northern Ireland Opera), Capriccio (Grange Park Opera), Hänsel und Gretel, Semele and The Skating Rink (Garsington Opera), Aida (Royal Albert Hall), La traviata and La bohème (Opera Holland Park), The Bartered Bride (Mid Wales Opera) and, in theatre, The Trial (Young Vic).
Fahie’s credits as revival director include Der Rosenkavalier for Tokyo Nikkai Opera Theatre and Glyndebourne Festival, Falstaff for Glyndebourne on Tour and Festival and Rumpelstiltskin for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. She has been the choreographer for numerous opera productions for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Sarah Fahie as Rumpelstiltskin in David Sawyer’s mad boy clever girl
Nicholas Lawson as King, Sarah Fahie as Rumpelstiltskin, Matthew Winston as Bailiff, Richard Court as Bailiff, Chris Harrison-Kerr as Miller and Bryony Perkins as Miller’s Daughter in David Sawyer's mad boy clever girl
Sarah Fahie as Rumpelstiltskin and Bryony Perkins as Miller’s Daughter in David Sawyer’s mad boy clever girl