Rebecca Meltzer

Training

2016 - 2017 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MA Movement: Directing and Teaching
2012 - 2015 Durham University, BA Hons Music
2015 - 2015 British Youth Opera, Summer Training Programme
2016 - 2016 Royal Opera House, 'First Stage' Directing Placement

Movement Experience

(Whilst on MA Movement: Directing and Teaching)

2017 Movement Director, L'incoronazione di Poppea, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

2017 Movement Director, 13, 3rd Year BA Acting, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

2017 Movement Director, Paws and Padlocks, Blackheath Halls Opera

2017 Assistant Movement Teacher to Lucinka Eisler, BA Acting (Collaborative and Devised Theatre), Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Productions

(As Movement Director/Director)

2017 Director and Choreographer, Così fan tutte, London Young Sinfonia

2016 Director and Choreographer, Mansfield Park, Edinburgh Studio Opera at Edinburgh Fringe

2016 Assistant Director, Opera Scenes, National Opera Studio (Welsh National Opera Residency), Director: Elaine Kidd

2016 ‘First Stage’ Assistant Director/Observer, La Traviata, Royal Opera House

2016 Movement and Assistant Director, Così fan tutte, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 

2015 Second Assistand Director, Sāvitri and Riders to the Sea, British Youth Opera, Director: Rodula Gaitanou

2015 Movement and Assistand Director, L'elisir D'amore, Dorset Opera

2015 Director and Choreographer, The Marriage of Figaro, Durham Opera Ensemble

2014 Choreographer, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Durham University Light Opera Group

2014 Choreographer, The Magic Flute, Durham Opera Ensemble

2014 Director and Choreographer, Dido and Aeneas, Durham Opera Ensemble

Biography

Born in London, Rebecca has held a passion for music, dance and theatre from an early age. Now working as a freelance Movement and Opera Director, her practice is inspired by her love of interdisciplinary performance, uniting her backgrounds in classical music, fine art and dance. Having trained in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz and classical Indian dance as well as musical theatre, her particular interest lies in the movement development of trainee opera singers and promoting the movement potential within operatic production. 

Since graduating from Durham University in 2015, she has worked and trained in opera as a Director, Assistant Director and Movement Director, with companies and institutions including the Royal Opera House, British Youth Opera, National Opera Studios at Welsh National Opera, Dorset Opera Festival, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Blackheath Halls Opera and Edinburgh Studio Opera.

Within her developing practice she hopes to continue promoting the need for movement training and vocal and physical integration for young opera singers.

Skills

I have previously trained in movement teachniques including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Classical Indian Abhinaya.

I am currently developing my practice in Yoga, Feldenkrais, Contact Improvisation and Historical Dance.

I am a classically trained soprano and violist with basic piano skills.

Email

Rebecca.Meltzer@cssd.ac.uk

Website

www.rebeccameltzer.co.uk