FELICITY GREEN | artistic and executive director
Felicity is a Director and Arts Manager based in East London. Opera directing credits include Hansel and Gretel (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute (Warwick Arts Centre). Assistant directing credits include Too Hot to Handel (Theatre Royal, Windsor) and The Bartered Bride (London Youth Opera). Theatre credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Warwick Arts Centre). Felicity’s aim is to create work that is exciting, vibrant and daring, uninhibited by preconceptions of what opera ‘should’ be.
Alongside co-director Benjamin, Felicity worked with Kit Hesketh Harvey to produce a new English translation of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Together, they have initiated and conducted outreach projects which have provided upwards of 150 children with their first opportunity to perform opera. Felicity is an experienced theatre facilitator having delivered education sessions for various institutions for over ten years, and has been an associate artist in the Glyndebourne education department.
Felicity is an experienced arts professional, and is currently Development Manager for The New English Ballet Theatre, having recently completed a postgraduate certificate in Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy. She previously held the role of PR and Marketing Manager for classical music group Armonico Consort. She holds a BA (Hons) in English and Theatre Studies from the University of Warwick.
BENJAMIN HAMILTON | musical and executive director
Benjamin’s aim is to bring high-quality musical experiences to all, as audience members and performers. He trains with Paul McGrath (English Touring Opera) and Toby Purser (English National Opera) and is mentored by Mark Heron (Royal Northern College of Music).
Recent credits include: Into the Woods | Sondheim, Carmen | Bizet, Nabucco | Verdi, The Corronation of Poppea | Monteverdi, Don Giovanni | Mozart, Eugene Onegin | Tchaikovsky, La Cenerentola | Rossini, La Bohème Puccini, Hansel and Gretel | Humperdinck, The Magic Flute | Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro | Mozart, The Threepenny Opera | Weill and Dido and Aeneas | Purcell.
Benjamin is a strategic arts leader, having initiated and led a wide range of artistic projects as conductor, translator and facilitator. Recent work includes translating and conducting Carmen for the Warwick Arts Centre, and an award-nominated translation of Don Giovanni for Hamstead Garden Opera. He holds a PhD from the University of Warwick.