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Fiona Farmer

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 Clementine's idea. In early 2014 they became business partners, and collaboratively lead and developed the company, increasing it in scale by 700 percent to date, pushing the boundaries of where opera can be performed and forming longstanding relationships with venues, organisations and audiences around the UK, in Greece and in Norway. Fiona built on the artistic vision, developing an aesthetic brand and contributing within the strong creative partnership between herself, Clementine and Musical Director Berrak Dyer, producing productions built upon their strong shared belief that opera is for everyone. The company gained a reputation for dynamic, intimate and engaging opera, drawing in diverse audiences. Alongside running the business Fiona actively tour managed the company up until 2017.

Prior to Pop-Up Opera Fiona gained varied experience across the arts and cultural sector. After reading History and History of Art at Newcastle University, she remained in the north east to work as a costume assistant on the film set for Song for Marion. Then moving to London, she freelanced as a props assistant for theatre productions, events and advertising for organisations including The Rose Theatre Kingston, English National Opera, Southbank Centre and Rogue Productions. She also volunteered at Somerset House, completed an internship in Education, Events and Marketing at Handle House Museum and worked as a consultant for The Geffrye Museum, collaborating 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 spent two years working front of house at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Co-director, Producer