Pacific Opera Victoria
Director, Noye's Fludde
Alison has directed seven mainstage productions for Pacific Opera Victoria, including Don Pasquale (1993); The Elixir of Love (1995); the first staged production in Canada of Italo Montemezzi's L'Amore dei tre re (1996); Tosca (1997); Rigoletto (1998); the company's first Richard Strauss opera, Ariadne auf Naxos (1999), and the first Handel opera seen in Victoria, Giulio Cesare (2002). In addition, she directs and writes for the POV Opera in the Schools Program – most recently directing a Coast Salish version of Hansel and Gretel.
Alison Greene studied music and theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Music. In her career as an opera director in Canada, Alison has been associated with Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera, Edmonton Opera, Opera Ontario, Opera Lyra Ottawa, and the National Arts Centre Summer Opera, Ottawa. International credits include Mobile Opera, Alabama, and the opera of the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Switzerland. She is in much demand as a teacher and has taught for and staged productions for the opera studios of McGill University, Montreal, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and the University of Victoria.
Alison was the first recipient of the Brian McMaster Opera Bursary awarded by the Vancouver Opera Guild, and has been awarded artist grants by the Canada Council. She received her M.A. in Theatre History from the University of Victoria and is a recently published academic writer with a contributing chapter in the text Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures.