Meet WNO

Adele Thomas

Adele Thomas was born and raised in Port Talbot in South Wales. Adele is a recipient of the RTYDS bursary for future artistic leaders and an invitee to the National Theatre Studio young directors’ course in 2005. She is also an Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Opera work includes Semele (Glyndebourne); Il trovatore (Opernhaus Zürich and ROH); In the Realms of Sorrow (London Handel Festival/Stone Nest); Bajazet (INO and ROH); Apollo e Dafne and Berenice (ROH); Così fan tutte (Northern Ireland Opera). Both Bajazet and Berenice were nominated for the Best New Opera Production award at the Olivier Awards. 

Theatre credits include The Memory of Water (Nottingham Playhouse);The Weir (ETT); Macbeth (Tobacco Factory); Eyam, The Oreseia, The Knight of the Burning Pestle and Thomas Tallis (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Golden Hours (Royal Court Theatre’s Unusual Unions plays); The Bloody Ballad and The Forsythe Sisters (Gagglebabble); The Passion and The Passion: One Year On (Project Associate, National Theatre Wales); Under Milk Wood (Royal & Derngate).