Lockdown Projects - We’ll Meet Again - HMDT

We’ll Meet Again - HMDT
We’ll Meet Again - HMDT

I’ve been lucky to be involved in some wonderful projects during lockdown including WE’LL MEET AGAIN for HMDT. The cast were 2/3rds of the way through the rehearsal process when lockdown happened. We had predicted that it would be our last week together so informally recorded scenes as we could on phones and tablets. Cast also self-recorded themselves singing and dancing as well as creating their own character monologues and art work which were included in the final ‘scrapbook’ of the production.

27 July 2020

JUKEBOX - W11 Opera ONLINE Production - 2020

JUKEBOX - 2020
JUKEBOX - 2020

Fabulous to be able to announce the launch of the W11 Opera 49th production - JUKEBOX. This production will be rehearsed and streamed entirely online with a professional Director, Musical Director (Alastair Chilvers), Choreographer (Maggie Rawlinson) & Illustrator (Chris Glynn).

The Producer is rehearsing all the previous W11 Opera commission characters to find the best show ever! Three storylines interlink songs from nine operas - The Producer & his Assistant, who is desperate to be a performer but needs to convince her boss that this is a good idea. The evil Queen and her sycophantic Archbishop (Eliza & the Swans by Hazel Gould & John Barber) who want to win the competition by hook or by crook. And last, but not least, a love triangle between Helen of Troy (Ulysses & the Wooden Horse by Timothy Kraemer), and odd-couple Sophie and Gerald (Shadowtracks - by Christina Jones & Julian Grant - original characters of Sophie & Gerald created by Christina Jones).

W11 Opera - JUKEBOX

09 July 2020

ACE Funding


Many thanks to ACE for supporting my work with an Arts Council England Emergency Fund: For Individuals grant. It is essential that the arts and artists can survive and thrive through this difficult period. The arts have proven to be an essential part of life during lockdown and I hope that this respect and affection for the arts will continue once we are able to return to the theatre, opera house, concert hall, gallery, museum etc. In the meantime we will continue to strive to remain connected online and make the most of the facilities available to us.

20 May 2020


W11 Opera - Artistic Director
W11 Opera - Artistic Director

I am VERY proud to announce that I am returning to W11 Opera, in a newly created position, as the Artistic Director. I’ll be directing the 2020 production and I am currently developing online workshops and activities (W11 Opera:Indoors) to share with you on our newly designed website!

Watch this space for more information!

17 April 2020

The Casket Girl

The Casket Girl Trailer - Jubilee Opera 2019

Very proud to have been part of this incredible production. Walking in the footsteps of Benjamin Britten Jubilee Opera have been producing opera productions starring young people for over 30 years. THE CASKET GIRL was their first commission and this is the teaser trailer for the production, beautifully produced by Clare Bowskill. Libretto by Helen Eastman, Music by Russell Hepplewhite, MD Jack Ridley.

THE CASKET GIRL - Jubilee Opera

30 November 2019

Opera In Luxembourg


A very sweet, informal trailer from our recent performances at the Luxembourg Philharmonie of English Touring Opera’s WAXWINGS which is called BIRDWATCHING in Luxembourg.

05 July 2019

Turtle Song

Turtle Song at Warden’s Trust
Turtle Song at Warden’s Trust

A very exciting year ahead starting with:

Turtle Song workshops for people living with dementia and their carers at Wardens Trust, Suffolk

Waxwings, a SEND opera, for ETO in Luxembourg

Words, Music & Drama workshop with Mish Kelly & Alastair Chilvers

The Silverlake (Weill) performances for ETO & supporting Streetwise Opera performers who are joining the production in three venues on tour

Reprising the role of Valentina is Laika the Spacedog (opera for young people & families) ETO

Directing the world premier of Casket Girl for Jubilee Opera in Aldeburgh

Developing two projects for young people & family audiences for 2020/21


25 April 2019

W11 Opera SHADOWTRACKS Trailer Now Online

W11 Opera SHADOWTRACKS Trailer

Very pleased to share the W11 Opera 2018 Production SHADOWTRACKS trailer with you. This was a great project to work on. W11 Opera is made up of a cast if 64 young people aged 9-18yrs, a professional creative/production team & incredible trustees & volunteers. A very special company!


13 March 2019

Falstaff Review

Fiona Mackenzie (Meg), Catriona Clark (Alice), Susan Moore (Quickly), Hazel McBain (Nannetta) - Opera Bohemia, Falstaff
Fiona Mackenzie (Meg), Catriona Clark (Alice), Susan Moore (Quickly), Hazel McBain (Nannetta) - Opera Bohemia, Falstaff

A great review for our recent Opera Bohemia Falstaff: OPERA BOHEMIA: Falstaff Review

08 September 2018

Trailer For THE PRICE

THE PRICE - W11 Opera 2016

I’ve finally got round to commissioning some trailers for my directing work. This is the first one. An extended W11 Opera THE PRICE trailer. More to come!

16 May 2018

Shackelton’s Cat At Snape Maltings

Andrew Glover as McNish
Andrew Glover as McNish

It was a real priviledge to see the Shackelton cast, band and crew in action at the Britten Studio, Snape Maltings. A gorgeous venue, a very special location and a fantastic performance of this exceptional piece. It really is such a thrill to work with this talented bunch!

24 April 2018

Magic Flute In Hastings

The Magic Flute - UK TOUR 2018
The Magic Flute - UK TOUR 2018

A lovely review for our most recent performance in Hastings!

The Magic Flute Review

20 March 2018

Handel & the Georgians at Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace Festive Music Weekend
Hampton Court Palace Festive Music Weekend

Join Robin Walker and I as we explore Georgian Christmas traditions and music at the beautiful Hampton Court Palace this weekend.


14 December 2017

Music Theatre Cabaret

Halifax Opera Festival
Halifax Opera Festival

We had great fun performing our 'party pieces' for an evening of Musical Theatre last week. Here is my offering - THE BOY FROM... by a Stephen Sondheim.

03 August 2017

Mrs Herring - Halifax Opera Festival - Nova Scotia, Canada

Halifax Opera Festival
Halifax Opera Festival

Very pleased to be joining the cast of Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring with Halifax Opera Festival. I'm going to be performing the role of Mrs Herring in this wonderful piece.

14 July 2017

Reviews For Patience In Norwich

Susan Moore - Lady Jane in ETO PATIENCE, Norwich Theatre Royal
Susan Moore - Lady Jane in ETO PATIENCE, Norwich Theatre Royal

"Plainest of the lovesick maidens is The Lady Jane, sung tonight by understudy Susan Moore. You would not know this, as she delivers a masterpiece of comic timing and performance in this Contralto role, and receives warm applause for her efforts at the curtain call"


"For this farewell performance, Susan Moore replaced Valerie Reid as the doughty Lady Jane. Her “rugged old bosom” harbours a splendid traditional contralto, and she makes a great job of her solo, accompanying herself not on a cello, but on a double bass whose generous curves echo her own"


"Susan Moore making good use of her ample charms and matching contralto tones in the role of Lady Jane"


20 June 2017

Cutlass Crew

A real female pirate is at the centre of our 2017 commission CUTLASS CREW
A real female pirate is at the centre of our 2017 commission CUTLASS CREW

I am very excited to be starting the design process on the 2017 W11 Opera CUTLASS CREW based on the real life story of Lady Mary Killigrew. You can register to audition from the beginning of June and I will be sending out information about registering and the audition process in the next couple of weeks. Anyone between the ages of 9-18 can audition and we take as many applicants as we can. If you love singing, acting and dancing this is the company for you! We offer training as part of the rehearsal process in good vocal technique, stage craft and movement. Roles are allocated on merit so it doesn't matter if this is your first time on stage or you are really experienced, there are lots of opportunities for all.

27 May 2017

New CV on Spotlight

Spotlight Website
Spotlight Website

I am very pleased to include my new Spotlight CV below!

Susan Moore: SPOTLIGHT

20 May 2017