"Meltzer’s clear, minimalist concept allows the narrative to build coherently, whilst celebrating the surreal tension created by all these competing elements."
Charlotte Valori (The Art of Venus)
Based in London, Rebecca works as an Opera Director, Movement Director and Movement Teacher, her practice being inspired by her love of interdisciplinary performance, uniting her backgrounds in classical music, theatre and dance. Since graduating with a BMus fromDurham University, Rebecca has undertaken a Masters degree in Movement: Directing and Teaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
As a Director and Movement Director she has worked with companies and institutions including the Royal Opera House, Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Bury Court Opera, Shadwell Opera, British Youth Opera, National Opera Studio at Welsh National Opera, Iford Arts, Dorset Opera Festival, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Blackheath Halls Opera, Tête à Tête Festival and Feral Productions.
Rebecca has worked as a visiting Movement Teacher/Lecturer at The Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, British Youth Opera and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Rebecca is an experienced workshop leader & facilitator, collaborating regularly with the Learning & Participation department at the Royal Opera House. Recent projects include Movement Directing a SEN production for English Touring Opera and facilitating workshops for teenagers across the UK with Opera Nation (ROH).
Rebecca is also a founding director of Waterperry Opera Festival, an annual festival showcasing opera, music theatre and performance based in Oxfordshire. In August she will direct their production of Jonathan Dove's 'Ariel' as part of the 2020 Mini-Festival.
Photo by Emma Werner
Upcoming Projects 2021
'Hush Now' (Director)
Feral Productions, March
'Le nozze di Figaro' (Associate Director) Opera Holland Park, June 2021
'Hansel and Gretel' (Director, Designer) Waterperry Opera Festival, August 2021