Janet Haney, Musical Director
Janet has worked as a vocal coach and répétiteur
for numerous opera companies in the UK and
abroad including Wexford Festival Opera, Welsh
National Opera, English Touring Opera, Opera
Holland Park, Longborough Festival Opera,
Dorset Festival Opera, Islenska Operan (Iceland),
Opera Africa (South Africa), European Chamber
Opera and Opera Project.
In May 2019 she was Music Director for the
Spring Opera scenes at the Guildhall School of
Music and Drama. Other Music Director work has
included opera scenes at The Birmingham
Conservatoire , Söngskólinn Reykjavik and the
short works programme at Wexford Festival
She is also a visiting coach at The Royal College
of Music and regularly coaches at the
Gärtnerplatz Opera house in Munich.
In concert, she has performed as an accompanist at many of Britain’s Concert Halls including St David’s Hall, Cardiff, The Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Cadogan Hall, London. Internationally she has given recitals in Spain, Russia, Qatar, New York, Iceland, Ireland and Japan with singers including Kiri Te Kanawa, Claire Rutter and Rosalind Plowright.
As a choral conductor, she has directed the Welsh Gwalia Male Voice Choir (2004-2012) and the London based Jubilate Choir (since 2000).
Recent opera work has included Anna Bolena for Longborough Festival Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor with Dorset Festival Opera, Tosca and Hänsel und Gretel with Islenska Operan, Iceland.
This autumn Janet joined the staff as a vocal coach at the Royal Academy of Music.