Lynne Hockney trained at the Royal Ballet School. Her choreographic career has encompassed opera‚ theatre‚ film and television‚ largely in the UK and USA‚ working with directors as diverse as James Cameron‚ Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sir Peter Hall. Her work has been seen at repertory theatres throughout the UK and USA and her extensive list of film credits include The Village‚ Titanic‚ True Lies‚ Town & Country‚ Wild‚ Wild West‚ and Rocky & Bullwinkle.
Most recent and forthcoming engagements as Director include A Midsummer Night's Dream (Malmo) and La Cenerentola (Erfurt); and as Revival Director, Sir Peter Hall’s Cenerentola (Glyndebourne and Berlin)‚ A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Glyndebourne) and Otello (Castleton Festival). Recent and future choreography includes Fiddler on the Roof, La bohème and A Little Night Music (Malmö)‚ Billy Budd with Opera North and Dead Man Walking (Royal Danish Theatre), all with Orpha Phelan; Romeo et Juliette‚ Un ballo in Maschera‚ La bohème and Eugene Onegin (Grange Park Opera; Stephen Medcalf); Manon Lescaut (The Grange Festival), Rusalka (Magdeburg)‚ Guillaume Tell (Graz)‚ Otello (Korean National Opera)‚ Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera and Magdeburg) and Lucia di Lammermoor (Oldenburg) all with Stephen Lawless) and the world premiere of The Life & Death of Alexander Litvinenko, La Boheme, Don Quichotte, Romeo et Juliette and Don Carlo (Grange Park Opera).
Further work includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Otello (Glyndebourne and Chicago with Sir Peter Hall)‚Der Rosenkavalier (Bolshoi Theatre‚ Moscow)‚ Giulio Cesare (Erfurt)‚ La Traviata (Magdeburg)‚ Don Chischiotte (Nederlandse Opera and Innsbruck)‚ Tancredi‚ Iolanta‚ Francesca da Rimini and Orfeo ed Euridice (Theater an der Wien)‚ Otello (Graz) and The Maiden in the Tower (Buxton Festival)‚ Peter Grimes (Graz)‚ Cav and Pag (Dallas) and Die Zauberflöte (Opera Zuid) all with Lawless‚ Jenufa (Glyndebourne; Lehnhoff) La Traviata ( Scottish Opera)‚ Jakobin and Allessandro Stradelli (Wexford Festival)‚ Cav and Pag (Royal Albert Hall; Martin Duncan)‚ Manon Lescaut and Manon (Opera North; Daniel Slater)‚ Manon Lescaut (Norske Opera)‚ Dido and Aeneas (Chicago)‚ Pirates of Penzance (Glimmerglass and New York City Opera; Lilian Groag)‚ Eugene Onegin (Lyon; Peter Stein)‚ Semele and Cav and Pag (New York City Opera)‚ Cav and Pag (Palm Beach)‚ Manon Lescaut (Oviedo; Slater) and Jenufa (Malmö; Phelan).