Amy Lane


British director and Head Staff Director for The Royal Opera 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. 

Lane has revived Kasper Holten’s production of Don Giovanni and Jonathan Kent’s production of Tosca for The Royal Opera and is Associate Director on Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung (ROH Ring Cycle 2018).

She has directed Noyes Fludde (Amiens, Compiègne and Cambridge), and has co-directed Marco Polo (Guangzhou and Beijing) with Kasper Holten. Other stage and video directing credits include Bryn Terfel at 50 (Royal Albert Hall), Tosca (2017 Eisteddfod, Wales Millennium Centre, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra), Falstaff (with Bryn Terfel) and The Spirit of Christmas (RLPO). She has been Associate Director for 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 (Liceu, Barcelona) and Król Roger (Opera Australia at Sydney Opera House).

In 2016, Amy stage and video designed 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 and recently recorded for BBC Radio 2, with Simon Callow, Juliet Stevenson and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Credits as assistant director include: The Ring Cycle, The Beggar’s Opera, Tosca, Carmen, Die Zauberflöte, Wozzeck, Don Giovanni, Krol Roger, Macbeth, Gianni Schicchi, OEdipe, Manon Lescaut, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Royal Opera), Wozzeck and Parsifal (Royal Danish Opera), Tosca (WNO), Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods and Carousel (Le Châtelet, Paris), Le nozze di Figaro (Polish National Opera), Andre Chénier (Bregenz Festival), Ruddigore and Carousel (Opera North), Mathis der Maler (Theater an der Wien), Nabucco (Deutsche Oper Berlin) and Otello (English National Opera).

Longborough debut: Das Rheingold (2019)