A former classical singer, Fiona works as a director, dramaturg and workshop animateur. Directorial credits include new works The Reckoning for The Art of Change and The Witches of Paisley for Paisley Opera to classics such as I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Cosi fan tutte, Don Pasquale and La Scala di seta for Opera Holloway; Simon Boccanegra, Il Tabarro, Gianni Schicchi, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung for Fulham Opera; and, Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne with The Impresario for Opera Alegria. She was a regular staff/associate director for Opera Holland Park and is now running its Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland education programme with a specialist programme for children with autism and special educational needs and OperaUNITY workshops for families. Later this year, Fiona returns to Paisley Opera to create La boheme, followed by Il Turco in Italia for Proper Opera as well as a contemporary opera for children in development with librettist Lindsay Bramley called No Worries. For
Pelican Music, Fiona coaches aural sessions for ABRSM and Trinity exams as well as running special projects.