Position: Director of Opera; Associate Professor
Employed Since: 2021
B.M., Kings College London; Diploma, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Universally acclaimed as one of Europe’s most original and progressive directors, and widely celebrated as the founder of the global #OperaHarmony movement, auteur-director Ella Marchment has also taken on leadership roles for international arts organizations and spoken and lectured at world-renowned companies and conservatoires, including Opera Europa in the Netherlands, the Royal Opera House in London, the Juilliard School in New York, and the Royal College of Music in London. She was previously director of the opera programme at Northern Illinois University and is the current artistic director of Manor Opera in the UK, and Opera Festival of Chicago.
When I first arrived in Winchester, it felt as though I was coming home for the first time. The energy and environment were electric, and I cannot wait to become part of the community and to see what heights we can take the opera programme to.