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Described in the Observer Newspaper’s ‘Hot 100’ as “the most imaginative director of opera working in Britain today” NETIA JONES specializes in integrating film and video into live classical music performance. She has staged operas with integrated film at the Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre, South Bank Centre, London, and in venues across the UK. Nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award 2011, recent projects include Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Pick of The Year, Guardian 2007, Acis and Galatea (Handel), Pick of the Year, Independent 2008, In Darkness Let Me Dwell (Dowland), Mikrokosmos (Bartók), La Voix Humaine (Poulenc), Venus and Adonis (Blow), Recollections of My Childhood (Stravinsky), Sequenzas (Berio), Leçons de Ténèbres (Couperin), Winter Words/Boyhood’s End (Britten/Tippett), O Miei Giorni (Peri) and Musica Ricercata (Ligeti). She directed and designed the critically acclaimed UK première of Kurt Schwertsik’s children’s opera Fanferlizzy Sunnyfeet, and a sell-out Hansel and Gretel (Humperdink) for the Covent Garden Festival. She has created a number of site-specific performances, including an opera at Tilbury Docks on the Thames, a performance-intervention in the village of Thorpeness for the Aldeburgh Festival (“can be described in three words: brilliant, brilliant and brilliant”, Guardian), and an outdoor performance of Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna with exterior projections at Sizewell nuclear power station (“such all-encompassing artworks make what normally goes on in theatres, concert halls and galleries look tame and prehistoric” Times). She has also created film installations including O Let Me Weep, a five hour looped performance of the aria from Purcell’s Fairy Queen, for Opera North, In The Archive, a film cut to Biber’s Passacaglia from the Rosary Sonata for the Victoria & Albert Museum, and The Seafarer, an installation incorporating Messiaen’s Louange à L’Etérnité de Jésus, in the working boiler rooms underneath the Festival Hall, London.