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Lysanne is a Dutch theatre and opera director, based in London.

Born and raised in the Netherlands, her interest in music developed at a young age as she began pursuing a career as a performer and started her training in singing, dancing and acting. She moved to the UK in 2010 to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance from where she now holds a BA(hons) in Musical Theatre.

After graduating, Lysanne decided to pursue a career in directing and rekindled her love for opera. Her first job was assisting Jenny Miller on Longborough Festival Opera's Alcina in 2016.  Since then she has worked with many different directors in a variety of opera houses across the UK and Europe. 

Lysanne started off directing profesionally with Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, which had a sold out run at The Arcola's Grimeborn in 2019. She returned to the Arcola in 2021 with a double bill of Orfeo ed Euridice/Zanetto and was a finalist for the OFFIES' Best Opera Production award. 


Directing credits include: La Traviata (Brent Opera), Opera Gala (Clonter Opera), Tutankhamun's Shoes (English Touring Opera), Dido & Aeneas (IF Opera), Rita (IF Opera), Double bill: Orfeo ed Euridice / Zanetto (Barefoot Opera, Finalist for 2022 OFFIES), The Tales of Hoffman (Opera Integra), Rigoletto (Brent Opera), I Capuletti e i Montecchi (Grimeborn, The Arcola), The Magic Flute (Opera Integra), Lady of Stavoren (Over the Pond Productions).

As assistant director her credits include: Orphee Aux Enfers (Opera Zuid), La Rondine (IF Opera), Little Women (Opera Holland Park), La Boheme, The Golden Cockerel, Amadigi, ETO at Home (English Touring Opera), Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, Anna Bolena, Alcina (Longborough Festival Opera), Street Scene (Koln Oper, Germany), Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Kiez Opera, Germany), Das Rheingold, The Rape of Lucretia, The Cunning Little Vixen (Grimeborn, The Arcola).

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Lysanne van Overbeek


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