Amy Lane, Artistic Director & Festival Director, Copenhagen Opera Festival.
Amy was appointed the Artistic and Festival Director of the Copenhagen Opera Festival in December 2019.
Born in London, Amy began her career in stage management, where she worked for three years in London's West End on An Inspector Calls, for four seasons with Diva Opera, finally joining The Royal Opera, Covent Garden in 2005, where she was involved with over twenty-five productions.
As a young singer, she performed with The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, English National Opera, British Youth Opera, Opera Holland Park and was a backing singer for Barry Manilow at Wembley Arena.
Amy is also the Stage & Video Director of Wagner’s The Ring Cycle for Longborough Festival Opera (2019-2024).
In 2019, Amy directed a new production of La Bohème in Copenhagen's Østre Gasværk, winning the CPH Culture Award for Best Opera Production and a nomination for Best Opera Production at the Reumert awards.
Amy has co-directed with Kasper Holten Drot og Marsk for the Royal Danish Opera (winner of the Best Production Reumert Award 2019) and a new commission of Marco Polo, starring Peter Lodahl in Guangzhou, Beijing and Quanzhou.
For Sir Bryn Terfel, Amy has stage and video directed Bryn Terfel at 50 (Royal Albert Hall), Tosca (Abu Dhabi Festival, RLPO, Welsh National Opera, Eisteddfod) and Falstaff (RLPO).
The Ring Cycle (The Royal Opera, Covent Garden), Brothers (Armel Opera Festival – Budapest, Den Jyske Opera and The Icelandic Opera),The Great Gatsby (Semperoper, Dresden), The Merchant of Venice (The Bregenz Festival, Polish National Opera, Welsh National Opera at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden).
Tosca, Don Giovanni (The Royal Opera) and Krol Roger (Opera Australia).
Stage & Video Direction:
For the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Amy stage and video directed The Spirit of Christmas and Rudolph on Hope Street and for the ACT partnership, she created a new production of Noye's Fludde in 2015 with performances in Amiens, Compiegne and Cambridge.
In 2016, Amy stage and video designed War Horse in Concert, and it has been performed at The Royal Albert Hall with Joanna Lumley and Michael Morpurgo and recorded as an audio book. It was also recorded for BBC Radio 2, with Simon Callow, Juliet Stevenson and the BBC Concert Orchestra and performed in Edinburgh and Leeds in November 2018.
Assistant Director: Otello, Faust, The Ring Cycle, Hansel and Gretel, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, The Beggar’s Opera, Tosca, Carmen, Die Zauberflöte, Wozzeck, Don Giovanni, Krol Roger, Macbeth, Alice's Adventures Underground, Gianni Schicchi, OEdipe, Manon Lescaut (all for The Royal Opera), Wozzeck and Parsifal (Royal Danish Opera), Tosca (WNO), Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods and Carousel (Le Châtelet, Paris), Le Nozze di Figaro (Polish National Opera), Andre Chénier (Bregenz Festival), Ruddigore and Carousel (Opera North), Mathis der Maler (Theater an der Wien), Nabucco (Deutsche Oper Berlin) and Otello (English National Opera).