Olivia Fuchs was brought up in Germany and studied at London University and the Drama Studio, London. She started her work as a director in theatre and ran her own company, but now predominantly directs opera. Recent productions include Ines de Castro by James MacMillan (Scottish Opera), Madama Butterfly (Oviedo, Spain) and Der Rosenkavalier (Magdeburg).
Other work: Rusalka (Opera Australia – Helpmann award Best Opera, Green Room awards Best Opera/Best Director); Pelleas et Melisande (Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires); Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Opera House); The Marriage of Figaro (English National Opera); Rusalka, Don Giovanni, Pied Piper (Opera North); Die Zauberflöte (Oviedo); Madama Butterfly (Magdeburg); Rigoletto, La Traviata and Il Trovatore (Danish National Opera), Hänsel und Gretel, Magic Flute, The Rake’s Progress, Maynight, Cherevichki, Osud/Sarka (Garsington Opera); Norma, Lucia di Lammermoor, Pelleas et Melisande, Kat’a Kabanova, Jenufa, Fidelio, Macbeth and Luisa Miller (Opera Holland Park); Saul (Buxton Festival); Giustino (London Handel Festival); The Turn of the Screw (Brighton Festival); The Italian Songbook (Linbury Studio); Apollo et Hyacinthus(Classical Opera) and the World Premiere of The Maids by John Lunn (ENO/Lyric Theatre).
For Trinity Laban she has directed Giustino by Handel and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She very much enjoys working with young singers and regularly gives workshops for the ROH Young Artists program, the National Opera Studio and Associated Studios.
Future work: Iris (Opera Holland Park), Der Rosenkavalier (WNO), Faust (Magdeburg), Alcina (Royal Academy of Music).