DIRECTOR and opera, music, theatre maker
Freya Wynn-Jones
Tycho's Dream (2014), Glyndebourne
About
Freya Wynn-Jones is a director, singer and animateur working across a wide range of professional, educational and community settings. With a particular interest in the relationship between theatre and vocal art, Freya works on numerous collaborations to write, compose and devise new work.



Forthcoming Projects
Jan-Feb
Jan-Feb
External Assessor for rough for opera 17
Freya will be taking on the role of External Assessor for Rough for Opera 17. The work will involve assessing and shortlisting proposals received for the Open Call. Freya will also be involved in the interviewing of shortlisted applicants.
rough for opera is a performance platform for composers to share new work and opera in progress. Each event is a snapshot and celebration of contemporary opera making, with most work being brought from page to stage for the very first time. With an informal and intimate atmosphere and a Q and A following each performance rough for opera is a great way for audiences to engage directly with opera makers and for composers to get invaluable feedback about their work at an early stage in its development.
Jan-Feb (perfomances 10/16-18/24 Feb, Kings Place and 18/19 Feb Southbank Centre)
Jan-Feb (perfomances 10/16-18/24 Feb, Kings Place and 18/19 Feb Southbank Centre)
Pepper and The Monkey, Aurora Orchestra - Far Far Away
Freya returns to work with Aurora Orchestra to direct their latest piece for audiences at Kings Place and The Southbank Centre's Imagine Festival. Combining live instrumental performance of the highest calibre with original storytelling and a playful, multi-sensory approach to concert presentation, Far, Far Away is the perfect way to introduce young children to music. Audiences are invited to step inside each story through guided listening, singing, dancing, holding props and much more, becoming immersed in a magical world of music, language, discovery and play.
16 Feb (Snape Maltings)
16 Feb (Snape Maltings)
Johnny Notehead Open Session - Snape Maltings
Taking part in a week long residency working with composer Danny Saleeb and write Zoe Palmer to R&D a new work of contemporary music and storytelling.
9 March (Brighton Dome)
9 March (Brighton Dome)
Choir With No Name performs at International Women's Day
The Choir With No Name, Brighton are delighted to be joining the International Women's Day celebrations at Brighton Dome on March 9. Brighton Dome, Brighton Women's Centre and Brighton Museum join forces to present this annual celebration.

24 March
24 March
ENO Know The Show: Jack the Ripper: Women of Whitechapel
Exploring the music, themes, characters and story of this new opera for ENO with members of the ENO community chorus and Streetwise Opera.
Jan-April
Jan-April
Snappy Opera CPD Development
As part of her ongoing work with Mahogany and Snappy Opera's, Freya will be working with the Mahogany team to develop their continuing professional development work for teachers. As part of this work, she will be creating a series of digital resources.
5 May
(Spiegeltent, Brighton Fringe)
5 May
(Spiegeltent, Brighton Fringe)
Choir With No Name perform at the Sunday Assembly
As part of The Brighton Fringe, the Choir With No Name will be singing as part of the Sunday Assembly. The Sunday Assembly is a worldwide network of non-religious gatherings which aims to uplift and inspire through readings, talks, silent contemplation and classic pop songs.

3 June
3 June
Shakespeare and Verdi Workshop - Grange Festival
An insight into Verdi's setting of Shakespeare in the opera Falstaff. Workshop aimed at Secondary English, Drama and Music students. Students will then watch the performance.
30 June (ROH, Covent Garden)
30 June (ROH, Covent Garden)
Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus - Open Up Performance
Inspired by Barry Kosky's production of Carmen, the ROH TCC will be performing at Covent Garden in one of the new Open Up performance spaces. Freya is newly engaged on this project to stage the community chorus' work.
20 July (Tilbury Cruise Terminal)
20 July (Tilbury Cruise Terminal)
Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, Tilbury Carnival
Working closely with the ROH TCC team to select repertoire and plan programmes for performance to create a short dramatic program in Tilbury and other venues. Explore themes of refugee, migration and generation.
Past Projects
2019

2018

2017

2016

Ongoing Projects
In 2018, Freya was appointed Associate Artist to the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company.
Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company
Associate Artist
Freya runs the Brighton branch of Choir With No Name, which opened in the summer of 2018. The choir is open to people who have experienced homelessness and other marginalised groups.
The Choir With No Name
Choir Director
Since 2016, Freya has run the Voicings Collective, interrogating the democracy of devising to create new works of classical music-theatre.
Voicings Collective
Co-Founder
In Jan 2019, Freya was invited to become an Associate Artist with intergenerational arts charity, Magic Me.
Magic Me
Associate Artist
Feel free to contact me

E-mail: freya@freyawynnjones.co.uk
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