Janet Haney, Musical Director

& Répétiteur

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.