Photo: Katie Edwards

Photo: Katie Edwards

Cecilia is a London-based opera director; she has directed for University College Opera, Spectra Ensemble, Opera Holland Park, Wagner 1900, Helios Collective and XOGA, and assisted for a number of companies including British Youth Opera and Berlin Opera Academy.

In March 2019, Cecilia directed the UK premiere of Smetana’s opera Libuše for University College Opera at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London.

Alongside her freelance work, Cecilia is reading for an AHRC-funded PhD in History of Art at University College London. Previously, Cecilia worked as programme curator at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford where she staged LiveFridays. Cecilia's initial training was as a musician at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied the violin under Igor Petrushevski.