“Nowhere is our passion more evident than in our outreach team, so brilliantly led by Karen Gillingham”
Douglas Boyd and Nicola Creed
Karen Gillingham is a freelance opera director, facilitator and creative director of Garsington Opera Learning & Participation. Karen launched and was co-artistic director of the Royal Opera House’s Youth Opera Company for nine years.
Directing credits include: PROM 66 at the Royal Albert Hall, The Happy Princess at Garsington Opera, Dare to Dream at the Royal Albert Hall, A Tale of Two Dragons BBC Singers at the Barbican, Water in the Desert at NYU arts centre Abu Dhabi, Bat out of Hackney at Hackney Empire, A Trip to the Moon at LSO Barbican with Sir Simon Rattle, Silver Birch at Garsington Opera, Watchers in the Wings a film for the Royal Opera House, Beautiful World at the National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, Hospital Passion Play at London’s V&A, The Magic Flute for Garsington Opera at West Green House, Twenty Women Singing a tour of prisons with Welsh National Opera, Magna Carta – The Freedom Game at the Royal Albert Hall, Out of the ruins at Royal Opera House – A Gala Celebration, The Crackle (as associate director) -Royal Opera House Linbury, Worldskills opening ceremony at O2 London, South of the River with English National Opera and Beached with Opera North in Bridlington.
Karen is represented by AHA Talent