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 Athens born, Paris trained, London based opera director. 


Rodula has directed opera productions in the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Italy, Greece, China, Australia and the USA.

Engagements for the 2022- 2023 season include: Ariadne auf Naxos for Opera North in Leeds (and on tour in Nottingham, Newcastle and Manchester), UK , Vanessa for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, USA, Andrea Chenier for Theater St Gallen, Switzerland, Madama Butterfly for Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia in coproduction with Teatro Sociale di Como, Fondazione Teatro Fraschini di Pavia, Fondazione Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli di Cremona, Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo, Teatro del Giglio di Lucca and Rahvusooper Estonia and a new production of La traviata for Norwegian Opera in Oslo.

Work includes:  Le Roi Arthus (Tiroler Festspiele Erl), Aida and Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera Hedeland), Carmen (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis),  Il barbiere di Siviglia and Ariadne auf Naxos  (GöteborgsOperan),  La clemenza di Tito (Bergen Nasjonale Opera), Don Quichotte, Vanessa, L'oracolo and Mala vita  (Wexford Festival Opera) Un ballo in mascheraLa traviata and Queen of Spades (Opera Holland Park),  Un Ballo in Maschera (Oldenburgisches Staatstheater),  Guillaume Tell (Victorian Opera, Australia), Pagliacci (Teatro Nacional São Carlos),  La cenerentola (Teatro Verdi di Trieste),  Tosca (Xi'an Concert Hall, China), Cosi fan tutte  and  La Cenerentola (Greek National Opera), 

L'isola disabitata (Royal Opera House - Linbury Studio and Hobart Baroque, Tasmania),  Le portrait de Manon, Fête galante, I due timidiAriane,  Alexandre bis,  San Giovanni Battista and The Cooper (Guildhall School of Music and  Drama),  

Riders to the SeaSavitri and The Bartered Bride (British Youth Opera), Betrothal in a Monastery (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Scottish Opera), a new version of Carmen (London's King’s Head Theatre), Dichterliebe (Royal Opera House - Linbury Studio), a devised youth opera Where is The Love (Arcola Theatre).


Rodula is the recipient of the 2022 ARGO award for "Arts and Culture". She was nominated "Director of the Year" in the 2019 International Opera Awards. Her Opera Hedeland production of Lucia di Lammermoor was nominated for "Best Opera Production" in the CPH Awards (Denmark 2019). Her productions of Massenet's Don Quichotte and Barber’s Vanessa for the Wexford Festival Opera were both nominated in the Irish Times Theatre Awards in the “Best Opera” category (Ireland 2020 and 2017). She was nominated for two Helpmann Awards (Australia 2013) in the "Best Opera Director" and "Best Opera Production" categories for her production of L'isola disabitata presented at the Hobart Baroque Festival.

She has directed revivals of Royal Opera House - Covent Garden productions in London, Sydney, Gothenburg and Valencia.

Rodula is a former member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House - Covent Garden. She trained as a violinist at the Mousikoi Orizontes Conservatory in Athens, studied Musicology at La Sorbonne University in Paris, Opera Staging at Paris 8 - Saint Denis University and joined the Laboratoire d'Etude du Mouvement of the prestigious International Theatre School Jacques Lecoq. 



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