A Canadian writer and director based in London, Ashley Pearson’s directing work includes Don Giovanni (Opera On Location); Così Fan Tutte, Orphée aux Enfers, Die Zauberflöte (St. Paul’s Opera); Nerves of the Heart (Quest). Her work as a writer/librettist includes Carmen (King’s Head Theatre); Music Oft hath Such a Charm (OperaUpClose); Coverage (Riot Act); Mary, Mary (Theatre Mensch).
She was Associate Director of the 2017 Opera Works programme at the ENO. Her work as Assistant Director includes Macbeth, Berenice (Royal Opera House); Don Giovanni, Die Fledermaus (Lyric Opera Studio Weimar); Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Une Éducation Manquée (Royal College of Music); Carmen, La Traviata (OperaUpClose).
Ashley holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from East 15 Acting School.