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Russell Plows CV

Theatre & opera director, translator and composer
Currently Artistic Director of Hull Urban Opera
hullurbanopera.com

 

Cruel Britannia – Back To Ours commission
3 devised pieces of street-opera based on existing arias

Hull Urban Opera
March 2019
The streets of Hull

 

Dreams Are More Than Shadows
Composition of a new one-act opera for Hull Urban Opera 2020

Hull Urban Opera
2018

 

The Brain Jar Sessions
Founding and artistic direction of informal concerts of new songs & opera upstairs in a bar

Hull Urban Opera
April, July & December 2018
Brain Jar, Paragon Arcade, Scale Lane Bridge in Hull

 

Christmas Meeting
Composition and direction of a new ghost opera for mezzo, tenor, harp & strings

Hull Urban Opera
December 2017
Brain Jar, Trinity Methodist, Thornton Hall in Hull

 

La Brebis Egaree (The Lost Sheep)
Workshop Director of rarely performed opera by Milhaud
June 2016
SOAS in London

 

La Brebis Egaree (The Lost Sheep)
Orchestral arranger & translator of new edition of opera by Milhaud for Ricordi

2015

 

Romeo & Juliet
English translation of Gounod’s opera

Riverside Opera in London
May 2014
Rose Theatre in London

 

Private Drama Coach & Piano Teacher in London

2011 – 2013

 

The Marriage of Figaro
Director

Opera Nova
September 2010
Otley Theatre

 

Preparation of reduced orchestrations of operas by Milhaud, Poulenc and Ullmann
Orchestrator

For future performance
June 2009

 

The Dramaticules of Samuel Beckett
Workshop Director

Norwegian Chapel
2008

 

Falstaff
Director of opera by Verdi

Opera Moriarty
July 2007
St Andrews Church NW3

 

Médée
Director of British Premiere of opera by Milhaud

Opera Up Close
June 2005
Finborough Theatre in London

 

La Voix Humaine / Socrates
Director & translator of operas by Poulenc & Satie

Opera Up Close
October 2004
National Opera Studio in London

 

La Bohème
Director

Sevenoaks Opera
March 2004
Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

 

The Kaiser of Atlantis
Director of Viktor Ullmann’s opera

Opera Up Close
March 2003
Wandsworth Theatre in London

 

Rigoletto
Director

Sevenoaks Opera
March 2003
Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks

 

Cosi Fan Tutte
Director & translator

Hampstead Garden Opera
February 2001
Gatehouse Theatre in London

 

Don Giovanni
Director

Hampstead Garden Opera
February 2000
Gatehouse Theatre in London

 

Amahl & the Night Visitors / A Dinner Engagement
Director

Opera For All
June 1999
North London College

 

La Bohème
Director

Royal Sutton Opera
February 1999
Sutton Hall

 

The Imitation
Devisor & Director of a new play about Manley Hopkins

Questors Theatre
October 1996
Questors Theatre in London

 

Welsh National Opera, English Touring Opera, Wexford Opera Festival, The Gate Theatre, Trinity Laban College
Assistant Director and workshop leader

Work with Richard Hickox, Stephen Barlow, Emmanuel Joel, Tim Hopkins, David Fielding, Jamie Hayes and others

1989 – 1996