Annilese Miskimmon

stage director

artist's headshotAnnilese Miskimmon is the Director of Opera at Den Norske Opera and Ballett in Oslo. She was the General Manager/Artistic Director of Danish National Opera from 2012 to 2016. She was Consultant Associate Director at Glyndebourne Festival and Tour from 2003 to 2005, and from 2005 to 2013 was Artistic Director of Opera Theatre Company Ireland. She has worked extensively in many prestigious international opera houses. 

She was born near Belfast, gained a MA (Cantab) in English Literature from Christ’s College, Cambridge and graduated in Arts Management from City University at the Barbican, London.

Recent and future directing engagements include: Billy Budd (Oslo/Warsaw); I Puritani (Liceu, Barcelona and Welsh National Opera); Madama Butterfly for the Glyndebourne Festival and Tour; Jenůfa (Royal Opera Stockholm and Scottish Opera); Kátya Kabanová & Don Quichotte (Danish National Opera); The Turn of the ScrewL’amico Fritz, FalstaffIolanta (Opera Holland Park); Il re pastore (Garsington Opera); Roméo et Juliette (Opera Ireland); Der Freischütz (Landestheater Salzburg); and  Mignon, Barbe-bleu (Buxton Festival). 

Her critically acclaimed work has been nominated and won awards including the Royal Philharmonic Society, UK Theatre Awards, South Bank Arts Awards, Canadian Dora, WhatsOnStage Opera Awards 2016, Welsh Theatre Awards, Irish Times Manchester Evening News Theatre and Aarhus Stiften awards. Jury work includes the Queen Sonia International Singing Competition, the European Opera-directing Prize and the Armel International Festival.