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Keiron Cooke

Keiron Cooke

Associate Director


Worldwide General Management for Opera with Askonas Holt

About Fiona

Fiona Shaw is one of the most recognised actors of her generation. Her awards include the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in Sophocles Electra, Shakespeare As You Like It and Brecht The Good Person of Sechuan in 1990, and Machinal at the Royal National Theatre in 1994. She was awarded CBE for services to Drama in 2001.

Shaw was born in County Cork, Ireland and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is known for both her theatre work and for her film and television work (notably, the Harry Potter series, Three Men and A Little Lady and the BBC television series Killing Eve).

In addition to her highly praised acting work, Fiona has directed Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for the Metropolitan Opera, Vaughan Williams’s Riders to the Sea, Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for the English National Opera. Her production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia was originally produced for Glyndebourne on Tour and has since been seen at the Deutsche Oper and at the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival. Recent directing engagements include Cherubini’s Medea for Wexford Festival Opera and a semi-staging of Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Robin Ticciati and a new production of Cendrillon for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.