Robin Norton-Hale

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Robin Norton-Hale
Born (1980-03-28) 28 March 1980 (age 38)
London, England, United Kingdom
Education Hertford College, Oxford
Occupation Theatre & Opera Director

Robin Norton-Hale (born 28 March 1980) is an English theatre and opera director. She is the Artistic Director of OperaUpClose, having founded the company alongside Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Ben Cooper in October 2009[1] and an Artist in Residence at Oxford Playhouse. She studied English Literature at Hertford College, Oxford and was a Clore Cultural Leadership Fellow (2013/14).


Her directing credits for OperaUpClose, all in her own new English translations, include La Bohème (Soho Theatre, Cock Tavern Theatre and King's Head Theatre), winner of the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Opera,[2] and Best Off-West End Production in the 2011 Awards, La Traviata and Carmen (both co-productions with Belgrade Theatre, Coventry) and La Voix Humaine (Kings Place) .

Other directing credits include The Little Sweep and La Traviata (Malmo Opera, Sweden), Masters Are You Mad? by Glyn Maxwell (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Southwark Playhouse), the UK premiere of Martin Duberman's Visions of Kerouac (Half Moon Theatre).

She has written new English versions of six operas, including Eugene Onegin and The Marriage of Figaro. Her librettos for La Bohème and Don Giovanni are published by Oberon. Her agent is Micheline Steinberg.


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