Born in London and educated in West Germany‚ Olivia Fuchs went on to study at Westfield College‚ University of London and Berkley University‚ California before completing the Postgraduate Acting course at the Drama Studio‚ London.
Most recent and future productions include Der Rosenkavalier and Faust (Welsh National Opera/Magdeburg)‚ The Cunning Little Vixen (Longborough Festival),Dead Man Walking (Oldenburg)‚ Otello (Magdeburg), Iolanta‚ Katya Kabanova‚ Mascagni’s Iris‚ Lucia di Lammermoor and Norma (Opera Holland Park)‚ Semele and Alcina (Royal Academy of Music), Cendrillon Royal Northern College of Music‚ Eight Songs for a Mad King (BBC Proms at Wilton’s Music Hall), Madama Butterfly (Magdeburg and Oviedo)‚ Il Trovatore (Danish National Opera)‚ Die Zauberflöte (Oviedo)‚ Hansel und Gretel (Garsington)‚ Pélleas et Mélisande (Teatro Colón‚ Buenos Aires)‚ and Inês de Castro (Scottish Opera).
Other projects include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Opera House‚ Covent Garden in the Linbury Theatre)‚ The Marriage of Figaro (English National Opera)‚ Rigoletto and La Traviata (Danish National Opera‚ Aarhus)‚ Rusalka (Opera Australia‚ for which she was awarded Best Director and Best Production in both the Helpmann and the Green Room Awards)‚ Cherivichki‚ May Night‚ The Rake’s Progress and The Magic Flute (Garsington)‚ Don Giovanni‚ Rusalka and The Pied Piper (Opera North)‚ Jenufa‚ Macbeth‚ Fidelio‚ Luisa Miller‚ Katya Kabanova and Pelléas et Mélisande (Opera Holland Park)‚ Romeo et Juliette (British Youth Opera)‚ The Magic Flute (Oviedo) and Saul at the Buxton Festival.
She has worked extensively in opera‚ theatre and music-theatre. Operatic productions include Osud/Sarka (Garsington)‚ Italian Songbook (ROH‚ Linbury Studio) La Traviata (English Touring Opera)‚ The Turn of the Screw (Brighton Festival)‚ National Opera Studio Showcase (Queen Elizabeth Hall)‚ the World Premiere of The Maids by John Lunn (an ENO‚ Lyric Theatre Hammersmith‚ Theatre Works co-production)‚ Apollo and Hyacinth by Mozart (Classical Opera Company‚ London)‚ Il Trovatore and La Bohéme (Opera South‚ Ireland)‚ Handel’s Arminio (London Handel Society) and Johnny Johnson (Opera Factory Zurich). She devised and created several projects including Burning Mirrors for the ENO studio and Pleasure Palaces‚ a millennium production for the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. She has been Associate Director on productions at ENO‚ Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Opera Factory. With her own company Olivia’s theatre work includes national tours of Yerma‚ The Madman and the Nun and Ulysses Blooms as well as Woyzeck‚ Le Malade Imaginaire and the British Premieres of Washday and The Round Table‚ in her own translations.
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