The heart of great theatre and opera lies in epic stories that touch our soul. The art of great direction is to make those stories resonate in our souls today.

Previous work includes:

  • Aida – Houston Grand Opera, Opera de Geneve
  • Le Nozze di Figaro – Nevill Holt Opera
  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Opera den Norske, Oslo
  • The Twilight Zone – Ambasadors Theatre, West End
  • Fanciulla del West – Santa Fe Opera
  • Katya Kabanova – Royal Opera House
  • Siegfried, St Nicolas – Opera North
  • Salome – Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Vivienne – Linbury Studio, ROH
  • La Calisto – Hampstead Garden Opera
  • Lo Speziale – Retrospect Ensemble
  • Albert Herring – Surrey Opera
  • The Cunning Little Vixen, Háry János, Orlando, Orpheus and Eurydice – Ryedale Festival
  • The Homecoming, The Prodigal Son – Grimeborn Festival

As assistant director Joe has worked with, among others, Richard Jones, Calixto Bieito, Phelim McDermott, David Alden, Aletta Collins, Tom Cairns and Erica Whyman at companies such as Royal Opera House, ENO, Opera North and Old Vic Theatre. Joe runs his own opera course, has taught at Morley Opera School, and British Youth Opera.

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Previous productions include:

Britten’s Albert Herring
Hampstead Garden Opera

Cavalli’s La Calisto
Hampstead Garden Opera

Haydn’s Lo Speziale
Retrospect Ensemble

Stephen McNeff’s Vivienne
Linbury Studio ROH

Wagner’s Siegfried
Opera North: Staged concert tour

Britten’s Albert Herring
Surrey Opera

Stephen McNeff’s A Voice of One Delight
Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival – Riverside Studios

Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen
Ryedale Festival: Ampleforth Theatre

Restoration; Storm; Never Tell Them; Pork
Oxford Playhouse

Kodály’s Háry János
Ryedale Festival

Unfinished; Death of a Small Independent Retailer
Liverpool Everyman

Mendelssohn’s Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde
Grimeborn Festival and Ryedale Festival

Handel’s Orlando
Ryedale Festival

Britten’s The Prodigal Son
Grimeborn Festival and Ryedale Festival

Welcome Home
Landor Theatre

Gale Force Clothes Pegs
Southwark Theatre

Previous assistant direction includes:

Katya Kabanova
Richard Jones, ROH

Phelim McDermott, ENO

Mastersingers of Nuremberg
Richard Jones, ENO

The Girl of the Golden West
Richard Jones, ENO

Peter Grimes
David Alden, ENO

All About My Mother
Tom Cairns, Old Vic

Dido and Aeneas/ La Voix Humaine
Aletta Collins, Opera North

Tim Albery, Opera North

Hansel and Gretel
John Fulljames, Opera North

Erica Whyman, Gate Theatre