Deborah Cohen

Staff Director I puritani

Previously for Welsh National Opera: Staff Director Beatrice and Benedict, Jephtha, Maria Stuarda, The Magic Flute. Recent engagements: As assistant director: The Cunning Little Vixen (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama); as associate director Turn of the Screw (Opera Holland Park). Forthcoming engagements: Staff director: Jenu˚fa, Così fan tutte (Opera North); Revival director: I puritani (Den Jyske Opera). She gained her BMus at The University of Leeds, studied vocal coaching and accompaniment at The University of North Texas, trained as a stage manager at RWCMD, and in 2009 she co-founded Opera’r Ddraig. Highlights as director include The Bear at La Mortella, Ischia, in William Walton’s house.