Head and shoulders portrait of artistic director, Annilese Miskimmon

Annilese Miskimmon


Annilese Miskimmon is the Artistic Director of ENO. Previously she was Director of Opera at Den Norske Opera in Oslo, General Manager/Artistic Director of Danish National Opera, Consultant Associate Director Glyndebourne Festival and Tour and Artistic Director of Opera Theatre Company Ireland. She has worked extensively in many prestigious international opera houses.

Previously for ENO: The Handmaid’s Tale

Career Highlights

Born near Belfast, she studied English Literature at Christ’s College, Cambridge, and Arts Management at City University at the Barbican, London.

Recent and future directing engagements include: The Handmaid’s Tale (ENO); The Turn of the Screw (Folkoperan, Sweden); Billy Budd (Polish National Opera; Finnish National Opera); I Puritan i (Liceu Barcelona, WNO); Madama Butterfly (Glyndebourne Festival and tour); Jenufa (Royal Opera, Stockholm; Scottish Opera); Kátya Kabanová, Don Quichotte (Danish National Opera); The Turn of the Screw, Falstaff, Iolanta (Opera Holland Park); Semele, Il re pastore (Garsington Opera); Der Freischütz (Landestheater, Salzburg).

Her critically acclaimed work has been nominated and won awards, including the Royal Philharmonic Society, UK Theatre Awards, South Bank Arts Awards, Canadian Dora,Whats On Stage Opera Awards 2016, Welsh Theatre Awards,and Irish Times, Manchester Evening News Theatre and Aarhus Stiften awards.

Last updated: 21st March 2023