Lucy Burge


The British choreographer’s close association with London’s Royal Opera includes performing in Chérubin (for which she was subsequently revival choreographer) and choreographing Gianni Schicchi, L’heure espagnole, Gloriana, and Un ballo in maschera. She was movement director for this season’s Hansel and Gretel. From 1970 to 1985, Burge was a principal dancer with the London-based contemporary dance company Rambert and also performed as a guest artist with Rudolf Nureyev. She has danced for all the major British opera companies and was a founding member of the Mature Dancers’ Project. Her opera choreography includes Powder Her Face (Irish National Opera), Ariodante (Aix-en-Provence Festival, Dutch National Opera, Canadian Opera Company), Der Ring des Nibelungen (Nederlandse Reisopera), Ariadne auf Naxos (Scottish Opera, Opera Holland Park, Glyndebourne), L’enfant et les sortilèges (Bolshoi), Fiddler on the Roof, Rusalka, and The Queen of Spades (Grange Park Opera), Parsifal (Opéra National de Paris), La fanciulla del West and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (English National Opera, the first also at The Santa Fe Opera), Billy Budd (Gothenburg, Frankfurt), Les contes d’Hoffmann and Lohengrin (Munich), Carmen (Opera North), La Favorite (Graz), Aida (Magdeburg), among many other productions. Theater choreography includes Oliver Twist (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), and Oresteia (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Lyric debut: Choreographer/Ariodante (2018|19)

Last updated: March 2, 2019