Fiona initially joined Pop-Up Opera in 2012. Born and raised in a rural community and consequently not having the opportunity to experience live opera at a young age, she quickly became committed to what they were working towards. In 2014 she became Clementine’s business partner, and began collaborating on developing the company artistically and as a business, which continues to be an increasingly exciting endeavour!
Fiona read History and History of Art at Newcastle University, graduating with a First Class Combined Honours degree and the departmental award for outstanding results. She subsequently pursued her broad interests in the arts and cultural sector by exploring a number of positions. Interning at Somerset House and Handel House Museum and working as a consultant for The Geffrye Museum, she collaborated in areas of exhibition design, fundraising, education and outreach, and museum development. She still maintains a relationship with The Geffrye, contributing as part of their Community Forum. Fiona also worked as costume assistant for the film Song for Marion (Paul Andrew Williams) and as a props assistant for theatre productions, events and advertising for organisations including The Rose Theatre Kingston, Southbank Centre and Rogue Films. She also spent two years working front of house at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
"extremely creative stage manager Fiona Johnston"
Notes from Xanadu, L'elisir d'amore