British director and Artistic Director of the Copenhagen Opera Festival Amy Lane was born in London and began her career as a young singer performing with The Royal Opera, English National Opera, British Youth Opera and Opera Holland Park, and as a backing singer for Barry Manilow at Wembley Arena. She worked as a stage manager for The Royal Opera before moving into directing and was the Head Staff Director at the Royal Opera from 2015 to 2019.
As Co-Director with Kasper Holten, Lane has directed Drot og Marsk (Royal Danish Opera) and Marco Polo (Guangzhou and Beijing). Other stage and video directing credits include Bryn Terfel at 50 (Royal Albert Hall); Tosca (Abu Dhabi Festival, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - all with Bryn Terfel); Falstaff (with Bryn Terfel and the RLPO) and The Spirit of Christmas (RLPO). As Director: La Boheme (Ostre Gasvaerk Teater, Copenhagen). She has been Associate Director on Brothers (Icelandic Opera and Den Jyske Opera); The Great Gatsby (Semperoper Dresden); and The Merchant of Venice (Bregenz Festival, Polish National Opera and Welsh National Opera); and has revived Royal Opera productions of Don Giovanni (Royal Opera Covent Garden, Houston Grand Opera, Liceu, Barcelona) and Król Roger (Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House). Lane has revived Jonathan Kent’s production of Tosca for The Royal Opera and was Associate Director on Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung (ROH Ring cycle 2018). As Assistant Director at the Royal Opera, Lane has worked on over 15 different productions, including Il Trittico, Manon Lescaut, Wozzeck, Oedipe, Hansel and Gretel, Carmen, Otello, Faust and Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg.
In 2016, Amy stage and video directed War Horse in Concert, and it has been performed at The Royal Albert Hall with Joanna Lumley and Michael Morpurgo, recorded as an audio book, performed in Edinburgh and Leeds and was recorded for BBC Radio 2, with Simon Callow, Juliet Stevenson and the BBC Concert Orchestra.