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Russell Plows CV

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

Snappy opera on the subject of ALIENS
Librettist

Music by Raymond Yiu
Mahogany Opera Group

Mr Tilly’s Seance
Composer and librettist

Hull Urban Opera

Bumps in the Night
Director (and composer)

Including The Bar by Lente Verelst
Christmas Meeting by Russell Plows
and Mandragora devised by Russell Plows after Rosemary Timperley
Hull Urban Opera
Conservancy Buildings off Whitefriargate, Hull

Socrates by Erik Satie
Director & translator

A mindful production of Satie’s Socrates including a mindfulness leader
Hull Urban Opera
Hull Minster, Beverley Memorial Hall, Thornton Hall, St Matthews

Cruel Britannia – Back To Ours commission
Director

3 devised pieces of street-opera based on existing arias
Hull Urban Opera
The streets of Hull

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

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

Christmas Meeting
Composer & director

A new ghost opera for mezzo, tenor, harp & strings
Hull Urban Opera
Brain Jar, Trinity Methodist, Thornton Hall in Hull

La Brebis Egaree (The Lost Sheep)
Orchestral arranger & translator

A new edition of the opera by Milhaud for Ricordi

Romeo & Juliet
Translator

English translation of Gounod’s opera
Riverside Opera in London
Rose Theatre in London

Private Drama Coach & Piano Teacher in London
2011 – 2013

The Marriage of Figaro
Director

Opera Nova
Otley Theatre

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

The Dramaticules of Samuel Beckett
Workshop Director
Norwegian Chapel in London

Falstaff
Director

Opera Moriarty
St Andrews Church NW3

Médée
Director

British Premiere of opera by Milhaud
Opera Up Close
Finborough Theatre in London

La Voix Humaine / Socrates
Director & translator

Operas by Poulenc & Satie
Opera Up Close
National Opera Studio in London

La Bohème
Director

Sevenoaks Opera
Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

The Kaiser of Atlantis
Director

Opera by Viktor Ullmann
Opera Up Close
Wandsworth Theatre in London

Rigoletto
Director

Sevenoaks Opera
Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks

Cosi Fan Tutte
Director & translator

Hampstead Garden Opera
Gatehouse Theatre in London

Don Giovanni
Director

Hampstead Garden Opera
Gatehouse Theatre in London

Amahl & the Night Visitors / A Dinner Engagement
Director

Opera For All
North London College

La Bohème
Director

Royal Sutton Opera
Sutton Coldfield Hall

The Imitation
Devisor & Director

A new play about Manley Hopkins
Questors Theatre
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