Based in London, Orpha Phelan hails from Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. Her production of A Quiet Place has recently been awarded the prestigious Place de l'Opera prize of Best Opera 2018 in The Netherlands. She is two years running the recipient of Denmark's most prestigious arts prize, the Reumert Award, for Best Opera Production 2016 for Powder Her Face at the Royal Danish Opera and Best Opera Production 2017 for Dead Man Walking, also for The Royal Danish Opera. Orpha has enjoyed tremendous successes in Sweden at Malmö Opera with Fiddler on the Roof, La Bohème (released by Naxos on DVD) Les Contes d'Hoffman and Jenůfa (released by Arthaus Musik on DVD). Last season also saw her direct a highly acclaimed production of Billy Budd for Opera North and Fidelio for Longborough Festival Opera. She makes her French and Norwegian debuts in the coming seasons as well as a happy return to her native Ireland.