Melly Still has worked as a director, choreographer, designer and adaptor. Her work has travelled throughout the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, the Far East, US and Broadway. She has been nominated as Best Director and for Best Design at both the Olivier and Tony Awards for her National Theatre production of Coram Boy.
Melly made her operatic debut with Rusalka at Glyndebourne in 2009 - this highly acclaimed production returned to the Festival in 2019 for its second revival - it was also seen at the Houston Grand Opera. In 2012 she returned to Glyndebourne with a new production of The Cunning Little Vixen, which was revived in 2016. She will return to Glyndebourne in 2022 for a new production.
In November 2019, Melly’s production of My Brilliant Friend - based on the acclaimed quartet of novels by Elena Ferrante - will be seen on the Olivier Stage at the National Theatre, this epic production was first seen at the Rose Theatre, Kingston in 2017. Of the original staging, Michael Billington of The Guardian wrote: “I am normally wary of novel adaptations but this version of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan quartet is something of a triumph. April De Angelis has skilfully condensed the story into a two-part, five-and-a-half-hour play spanning nearly 50 years. But bald statistics don’t do justice to Melly Still’s production, which combines an intimate study of female friendship with a panoramic picture of postwar Italy.”
Other recent productions include Cymbeline for the Royal Shakespeare Company; a UK Tour and West End run of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and a UK Tour of The Lovely Bones - which will tour the US in 2020.
OWL Artist Management managed the Operatic Career of Melly Still. Biography not for publication, for an up to date version please contact Oliver Clarke.