Director Nina Brazier is establishing herself as a leader in her field, described as a 'skilful director' by Opera Magazine, 'ingenious' by The Stage and with 'genuine music theatre sensibility' by Opera Now.
Nina's future productions include Le Nozze di Figaro for the Berlin Opera Academy, Dear Marie Stopes at Kings Place and Philippe Sands’ East West Street at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre in London. She has joined the staff at Oper Frankfurt for seasons 2018-20 where she revived Brigitte Fassbaender’s Ariadne auf Naxos to critical acclaim, and will direct revivals of Harry's Kupfer's La Damnation de Faust, Keith Warner’s Peter Grimes and Tobias Kratzer’s La Forza del Destino among other productions.
Nina trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Exeter University, The Royal Court/Channel 4 Directors Scheme, The Operating Table course at the Royal Opera House, and has taken part in the Opera Europa Opera Management Course.
Her recent productions include Die Sache Makropulos at Theater Bonn as Associate Director to Christopher Alden, the world premiere of Dear Marie Stopes at The Wellcome Collection in London, Così fan Tutte for Ryedale Festival Opera and Chiltern Arts Festival, the world premiere of Swan's Inlet at the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York, If This is a Man at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre and an ongoing world tour of Philippe Sands' East West Street which recently toured to the Berlin Konzerthaus, 92nd St Y, New York and Théâtre National de la Colline in Paris. Her Ryedale Festival production of The Magic Flute, and her double-bill of Spilt Milk & Trouble in Tahiti at the Arcola Theatre in London were both Time Out Critic's Choice.
Nina has previously worked as a visiting Staff Director for opera houses in Europe including the Royal Opera House, London, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Staatstheater Darmstadt, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Opera North, and she has acted as a visiting director at the Royal College of Music, the Italian Opera Summer School, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Birkbeck University.
Outside of her operatic work, Nina is joint head of the English Language Committee for Eurodram, the European network for drama in translation.