Ruth Mariner

 Director/ Writer

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  I am a director & writer and creating interdisciplinary performance and radical reinterpretations of opera.

My work reveals fundamental human truths through a tongue-in-cheek, magic-realist aesthetic. I explore the interface between the modern world and our collective longing for enchantment and lost ritual.

Motivated by social & political interest, I create work for the opera house stage, studio theatre, and public spaces. Since 2020, I have been expanding my practice digitally.

"plenty of interest and originality."
— Opera Magazine, Fairy Queen 
"A work of art."
— Fringe Opera, Clive and Other Stories 



I have created award winning performance projects for spaces including The Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, The Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Eden Project. Working with artists and communities internationally, my productions have been featured on BBC Radio 3, ITV and Channel 4.

As a director, writer and facilitator, I love to be an invisible force for instigating, nurturing and synthesizing creativity: the magician in the room. Always, I combine the highest artistic standards with a deep sense of purpose. 

Since training at Goldsmiths, Cambridge University and Guildhall School,

I've worked on baroque and contemporary chamber works, large-scale opera with leading directors and musical & theatrical collaborations with a range of artists — from singers and dancers to young people, curators, scientists and babies.


 | Youth Audiences Music Award | 2018

"Best Opera"

lnternational Opera Awards

 | Foundation Bursary | 2017/18

Creative Entrepreneurship Award

| 2017

Stephen Oliver Award

| Amati Global Investors | 2017

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© 2020 by Ruth Mariner


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