The Duchess Of Padua

Stage scene from The Duchess Of Padua
“Always dramatic and flows seamlessly”

Broadway World ****

“A slick and stylised production, and the scenes of violence are artfully done”

Bachtrack ***

“The direction is simple, yet effective”

The Reviews Hub ****

Oscar Wilde’s epic tragedy of revenge and passion turned into a compact opera. An earnest young man falls for the browbeaten wife of the cruel and coercive Duke – with dreadful consequences for them all.

Ellie Neate (soprano) Beatrice, Duchess of Padua
Anna Elizabeth Cooper (mezzo-soprano) Guido Ferranti
James Beddoe (tenor) The Duke of Padua
Henry Grant Kerswell (bass) Count Moranzone

Director: Fleur Snow
Designer: Melissa Sofoian
Words: Oscar Wilde
Music: Edward Lambert
Piano duo: Alex Norton & Adrian Salinero

Coram Boy

Performer in Fleur Snow directed Coram Boy

Composed by Jasper Dommett

Libretto adapted by Fleur Snow

April 2021
Bute Theatre – Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

A dark, new adaptation of Jamila Gavin’s Coram Boy as a filmed opera with electronics.

Following the Covid-19 guidelines at the time, this production was rehearsed and filmed with socially distanced singers and orchestra.

Composer: Jasper Dommett

Libretto / Director: Fleur Snow

Original Story: Jamila Gavin

Play Text: Helen Edmundson

Conductor: Stefano Boccacci

Set, Lighting and Costumes: Tomás Palmer

Photos courtesy of Kirsten McTernan

The Y Knot

The Y Knot

Composed by Julia Plaut

May 2021
Richard Burton Theatre – Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

A chamber opera for children set in the magical world of the dictionary.

Following the Covid-19 guidelines at the time, this production was rehearsed and filmed with socially distanced singers and orchestra.

Composer: Julia Plaut

Conductor: Kay Salomon

Director: Fleur Snow

Set and Costumes: Josie Bellerby

Photos courtesy of Kirsten McTernan

Julius Caesar

May 2021
Atmospheres Festival, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Online

A Covid-19 adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar where all the politicians are WFH in a global crisis.

Adapted and directed by Fleur Snow
Score and sound design by Zack Wilkins

Dido & Aeneas

Dido & Aeneas

Henry Purcell

Libretto by Nahum Tate

November 2020
Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall – Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

A plot-mirroring chess game performed through historical gesture.

Following the Covid-19 guidelines at the time, this production was an immersive 360° performance with reduced chorus and audience.

Conductor: Stefano Boccacci

Director: Fleur Snow

Set and costumes: Emma Boomer

Lighting: Kristian Rhodes

Video design: Hayley Egan

Chorus master: Ziwei Gao

Cover Director: Rosalind Kat

With thanks to Dionysios Kyropoulos for his support and resources on historical gesture.

Mozart in Music & Letters

Mozart in Music & Letters visual

March 2021
Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall – Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

The story of Mozart’s life told through an audio installation of letters, monologues and live music.

Following the Covid-19 guidelines at the time, this production was an immersive performance for socially distanced orchestra and soloists.
Script written by Kay Salomon and Fleur Snow

Conductor: Kay Salomon

Director: Fleur Snow

Visual Design: Josie Bellerby

Audio Design: Fleur Snow

Music Design: Zack Wilkins

Producer for RepCo: Samuel Longville

Ristorante Don Alfonso & Despina

Postgraduate Scenes

Postgraduate scenes project, RWCMD

January 2020
Richard Burton Theatre – Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

An explosion of romantic chaos in the course of a day Chez Don Alfonso et Despina.

Excerpts from:

Véronique – André Messager
Candide – Leonard Bernstein
Die Fledermaus – Johann Strauss II
Der Freischütz – Carl Maria von Weber
Cosí Fan Tutte – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Musical directors: Nicola Rose, Stephen Harris

Director: Fleur Snow

Lighting: Kristian Rhodes