Karen Gillingham is a director, workshop leader, presenter and collaborator who passionately believes that engagement in the arts can have a transformative and profound effect on someone’s life and aims to widen access and provision through Opera and musical theatre.
Directing/Presenter credits include: Dalia Garsington Opera, GO Create the Opera Imaginarium Presenter/Co-Creator YouTube series, Future Visions & Our World The Grange Festival, Streetwise Opera Co-Lab Trinity Laban & Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, BBC PROM 66 Royal Albert Hall, A Tale of Two Dragons BBC Singers Barbican, Water in the Desert NYU Abu Dhabi, Bat out of Hackney Hackney Empire, A Trip to the Moon LSO Barbican - Sir Simon Rattle, Silver Birch Garsington Opera, Watchers in the Wings film Royal Opera House, Beautiful World National Theatre Abu Dhabi, Hospital Passion Play London V&A, Twenty Women Singing tour of prisons Welsh National Opera, Magna Carta – The Freedom Game Royal Albert Hall Surrey Arts, Out of the ruins Royal Opera House, Worldskills opening ceremony O2 London, South of the River English National Opera and Beached Opera North in Bridlington.
Hazel Gould is a writer, director and workshop leader who specialises in the
creation of new opera. Her work as a librettist and director is based on collaborative practice, and she creates work both with and for a diverse range of professional and non-professional artists and participants. Her work in learning and participation is broad and wide ranging, and she has worked with thousands of diverse participants to explore and create art over a 20 year career. She works regularly with major Opera Houses and Orchestras around the UK and in Europe.
Robert studied singing at Manhattan School of Music, New York, the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival and the Britten Pears School. He also has a Masters in Middle Eastern Politics from Exeter University.Robert also has a passion for educational work and regularly leads workshops for Streetwise Opera and Snape Maltings.
Learning@TheGrange - Future Visions