Soprano Eleanor Ross as Amina.

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Stage Director

Peter Melville

Peter has translated and adapted a number of operas for Guildford Opera: L'elisir d'amore, Faust, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Djamileh, Lakme, Macbeth, A Masked Ball, Henry VIII and Nabucco (which we shall be performing in November).  Having previously written and directed pantomime and cabaret while in Manchester he turned his hand to directing opera: L'elisir d'amore in 2018 and now Henry VIII.  Peter joined Guildford Opera in 1978, but moved to Manchester in 1981 and then to Solihull.  He rejoined Guildford Opera after returning to Guildford in 1996.