BIOGRAPHY

After an operatic career that took her to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English National Opera, San  Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera and numerous other American opera companies, Lorna Haywood  is now in demand as an opera  director. Acclaimed as a superb singing actress throughout her career, Ms.Haywood now receives similar accolades for her innovative and imaginative direction.

“A resourceful,compelling staging worthy of a world class house.”
Il Trovatore  Madison Opera - Carl Byron Opera News.

”As a former opera star, Haywood really knows how to move singing actors around; her insightful approach to movement, character interaction, and detail is unsurpassed.” 
Cav & Pag   Virginia Opera  -   Richmond Portfolio.

Ms.Haywood’s productions include La Traviata for Norway’s Opera Nordfjord: Le nozze di Figaro, La Traviata ,La Boheme , Madama Butterfly, Il Trovatore,  Romeo et Juliette, and Tosca for Madison Opera: La Traviata Pensacola Opera: Tosca Eugene Opera: La Traviata, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly ,Il Trovatore Die  Fledermaus , and new productions of  Le nozze di Figaro,   Tosca and Don Giovanni for Opera San Jose’s new California Fox Theatre: Die Zauberflote and Fidelio for Atlanta Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors and Tosca for Toledo Opera:  Rigoletto and Madama Butterfly  for Opera Birmingham.  Le nozze di Figaro and Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci. with Virginia Opera.

Upcoming productions for the 2007-2008 season include Rigoletto for Opera  San Jose  and Tosca for Tampa Opera.