Victoria Newlyn

Director - Teacher - Movement Director

About Me

I started out as an actor and worked principally in theatre before moving into the world of opera as a movement and drama teacher, director and choreographer.

I teach at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and collaborate frequently with British Youth Opera and the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki.

Much of my work is focused around young and developing artists, enabling expression, agency and ownership in both existing and newly created pieces.

I continue to perform as an actor, mainly in collaboration with singers and musicians. Below are my next engagements.


Double Bill: Monteverdi & Weill

6, 8, 10 & 13 June 2022
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Director Victoria Newlyn
Conductor Chris Hopkins
Designer Louie Whitemore
Lighting designer Jake Wiltshire


Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore

30 & 31 July 2022
West Green House Opera
Director Victoria Newlyn
Conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren
Designer Adrian Linford
Lighting designer Sarah Bath


Opera North

29 September – 17 November 2022
Opera North - Leeds Grand & UK Tour
Director Alessandro Talevi
Conductor Jonathan Webb / Manoj Kamps
Movement Director Victoria Newlyn
Designer Madeleine Boyd
Lighting Designer Matthew Haskins