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Rachael Hewer


Rachael was born in Grimsby, UK and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

She founded VOPERA – The Virtual Opera Project in 2020 and directed their film of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges, which won the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Opera, and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Opera and Music Theatre. Rachael also won the Special Prize at the IV International Competition for Young Opera Directors in Moscow, 2018.

Previous works for: English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House, Opera Holland Park, Garsington Opera, Buxton Opera House, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, National Opera Studio, Sadler’s Wells, London’s West End, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre Royal Bath, Soho Theatre as well as extensive television and film work, including BBC, ITV and Sky.

Upcoming works for: Bolshoi, Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Bergen National Opera and Dutch National Opera.

Upcoming for ENO: The Magic Flute

Last updated: 26th October 2023