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Sally is an exceptional artistic & stage director based in Sydney Australia and working internationally. Production credits include: opera; circus; theatre; orchestral, cabaret & vocal ensemble music; dance; comedy; children’s musicals; television commercials; series drama; short film; and live festival events.

 Background: Born, Australia. Post Graduate Directing, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Bachelor of Arts (Theatre/Film & French), University of New South Wales.  

Opera repertoire: Macbeth; Hansel & Gretel, Opera Australia; Mozart/Menotti Live Radio Opera, Orphée aux enfers, Il Campanello di note, Sydney Conservatorium;

Assistant Director: Falstaff, Gran Teatre del Liceu; Il Trovator, Tannhäuser, OA.

Director in Residence: Sasha Waltz & Guests, Berlin, Freiburg, Amsterdam, 2014. Monteverdi’s Orfeo, premiered Dutch National Opera and is currently touring.

 Director Music/Theatre repertoire: Mother’s Ruin; A Cabaret About Gin, Blackcat;

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, STS; The Little Mermaid, Sydney Opera House; The Butcher and The Bear, The Edge, Auckland NZ; Antigone, Atelier Théâtre; Colder Than Here, NT; One Good Beating, Savage/Love, NIDA.

Writer/Director Musical Theatre repertoire: Journey to the Planets après Holst, The Concourse; Jason and the Argonauts, Savage/Love, Hansel & Gretel, NIDA; JACK! The Musical, Music Book 2009 & 2010, The Royal Seed, Strings & Things, Kids At the House, Sydney Opera House.

 Circus Tour Director: Resident Director / International Tour Manager, C!RCA Contemporary Circus: Wunderkammer; CIRCA (Helpmann Award Best Physical Theatre 2012); Wings of Desire.

 Currently: Sally is currently creating Project Faust a new opera/ballet work for Kentucky Opera and Louisville Ballet, USA, 2016-18.

Sally's portfolio: http://sallyblackwood.com

Sally is the Assistant Director for our production of Handel's Theodora in December 2016.