opera & Stage director

Mark Burns

Tisbe
buxton international festival 

La Serenissima, 2018

"The combination of the eight chorus members to form a fearsome interlocked group in place of the lion which attacks Pyramo is a witty and arresting choreographic touch."

Curtis Rogers, Classical Source ****

Director - Mark Burns
Musical Director - Adrian Chandler, Robert Howarth

Assistant Director &

Stage Manager - Christopher Theobald

Tisbe - Julia Doyle

Pyramo - Robert Murray

Licori - Hilary Summers

Alceste - Morgan Pearse


RNCM Chorus

"What gives it extra attractiveness is the acting ability of all the singers, and the direction of Mark Burns. ‘Concert performance’ hardly does his work justice – it’s semi-staged and full of inventiveness and humour." Robert Beale, Manchester Classical Music