A Quiet Place
Opera Zuid 2018
Orpha Phelan's direction is relevant, inventive, humorous, heart warming. We already know Opera of The Year.
Fiddler on the Roof
Malmö Opera 2017
Chic, ingenious, universal. You will laugh and cry for three perfect hours.
Dead Man Walking
Royal Danish Opera 2017
Depicted vividly with cinematic accuracy, this is a sharply staged production.
Longborough Festival Opera 2017
A challenging, provocative and highly rewarding evening. This is a director-designer duo whose careers will be fascinating to follow.
Powder Her Face
Royal Danish Opera 2016
A captivating, convicing, virtuosic staging. A
production with the same warmth as Adès' music.
Opera North 2016
Orpha Phelan's attentive, top notch production brings this tremendous work into focus.
Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Malmö Opera 2011
Lively, stylish and entertaining. The Tales of Hoffmann must be considered gaming year's biggest bet at the Malmö Opera. Viewed from any angle it is of international class. Orpha Phelan’s result is outstanding: it is lively, elegant, entertaining.
Malmö Opera 2014
Pitch perfect. We see a brilliant female opera director, that is something to remember.
Opera Magazine, Sweden
Così Fan Tutte
It’s a thoroughly entertaining but also strongly thought-provoking staging, and shouldn’t be missed.
An intelligent and sensitive production
The Irish Times
Malmö Opera 2011
Absolutely one of the most complete stagings I’ve ever seen in an opera.
Orpha Phelan’s production packs a strong emotional punch.
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Opera North 2008
Opera Australia 2009
At the Grand in Leeds, Orpha Phelan directs an expectedly hard-hitting and contemporary account of Bellini’s Romeo and Juliet opera, I Capuleti e i Montecchi ...[and] takes an audacious theatrical tilt at Bellini....
The Sunday Times