As foretold by Slipped Disc two weeks in the past, English Nationwide Opera has recruited Annilese Miskimmon from Norway Nationwide Opera and Ballet as its subsequent creative director, beginning September 2020.
Her tenure is unlikely to be a protracted one.
Right here’s what’s popping out of the Coliseum bunker to the shrinking handful of personal supporters.
As you might be one in all our most valued supporters, I believed that you have to be the primary to know the very thrilling information of our new Creative Director.
Annilese will likely be becoming a member of us from Den Norske Opera and Ballet/Norwegian Nationwide Opera & Ballet the place she has been Director of Opera since August 2017. She’s going to stay as Oslo’s Director of Opera till the tip of the 19/20 season, formally becoming a member of us on 1 September 2020. Nevertheless, she’s going to begin to collaborate on our future seasons from January.
Previous to Oslo, she was Basic Supervisor/Creative Director of Den Jyske Opera/Danish Nationwide Opera since 2012 and from 2005 to 2013 was the Creative Director of Opera Theatre Firm Eire. She is from Bangor, Northern Eire and studied English Literature at Christ’s School, Cambridge and Arts Administration at Metropolis College, London. She has labored extensively as a director in lots of prestigious worldwide opera homes.
Annilese Miskimmon stated: ‘I’m honoured and delighted to be becoming a member of ENO, an organization whose constantly bold and thrilling work I’ve liked for all my opera-going life. I can’t wait to affix the world-class creative, music and technical groups at ENO. It has been a fantastic privilege and pleasure to guide Norway’s nationwide opera firm over these previous three years and an equal pleasure to now be part of ENO.’
Stuart Murphy, CEO, ENO stated: ‘We’re completely delighted to nominate Annilese as ENO’s new Creative Director. Annilese understands ENO’s significance because the artistically adventurous, creatively daring nationwide opera home for everybody. Her values of excellence, kindness and influence chime completely with ours and he or she is as dedicated to broadening out opera as all of us are. Annilese has innate creative aptitude and a deep information of opera, so her vivid imaginative and prescient for ENO will likely be welcomed right here with open arms.’
Everybody at ENO is totally delighted that Annilese is becoming a member of the ENO Household, and I look ahead to introducing you to her very quickly.