Image: Joel Davies Photography

Image: Joel Davies Photography

Based in Copenhagen, British director Natascha Metherell’s career has seen her work with many International Opera and Theatre companies including; The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen; The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; English National Opera; Opera de Paris; Opera di Roma; Dutch National Opera; Opera Vlaanderen; Teatro Massimo, Palermo; Cincinnati Opera; Garsington Opera; The Rose Theatre, Kingston; The Royal Court Theatre, London.

Metherell’s current and future engagements include;

as Director Pagliacci (Søholm Opera Denmark),  Rigoletto (Opera Holland Park), Tristan und Isolde (Royal Danish Opera), La Traviata (Royal Danish Opera), Titanic – a world premiere (Royal Danish Academy of Music), La bohème – a site specific production (Copenhagen Opera Festival),  a chamber version of Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade (Royal Danish Opera/Copenhagen Opera Festival/Regional Tour of Denmark), La bohème (Cincinnati Opera/English National Opera), Mostly Mozart (Royal Danish Academy of Music);   and Marriage of Figaro (Royal Danish Opera Academy);

as Dramaturge/Director RED - a dance and physical theatre retelling of Little Red Riding Hood (U.K. Tour); BLUE – a newly devised dance and physical theatre work (U.K. Tour);

as Revival Director Terry Gilliam’s Benvenuto Cellini (Opera di Roma), Kasper Holten’s MaskeradeLa traviata, and Der Fliegende Holländer (Royal Danish Opera), and La bohème (Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona). As Associate Director, La damnation de Faust (Staatsoper Berlin), Benvenuto Cellini (Opera de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Dutch National Opera, English National Opera), Lohengrin (Royal Danish Opera), and A Soldier’s Tale (NNT Japan).

Her directorial credits include, as artistic director of Stanley Hall Opera Festival The Barber of Seville, Eugene Onegin, and a double-bill of Mozart’s The Impresario and Leoncavallo’s I PagliacciBake For One Hour (English National Opera); Two Truths (Glyndebourne on Tour); Oklahoma! (Opera Holland Park); The Cunning Little Vixen (Co-Opera Co.); Catenae (The Royal Court); Minotaur (Inner Temple Hall); My Fifteen Minutes (Wimbledon Studio Theatre); Freshly Ground (The Miller Theatre); Charity Wars (Pleasance Theatre); Distortion (Lyric Hammersmith); Kickaround (Jerwood Space); The Wedding Dress (Gallery 32); Miss Julie (Greenwich Playhouse); 

As Associate Director of London’s Rose Theatre she directed “a captivating” adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, and worked on a number of critically acclaimed productions including The Importance of Being ErnestFarewell to the TheatreTreasure IslandMiss Julie, The Winslow Boy.

Natascha has worked extensively as an associate, revival, and assistant director.

Natascha was educated in London and has a BSc in Neurosciences.