Anne Minors Performance Consultants


Opera & Dance

Anne Minors has been involved with improving existing opera houses and dance venues, as well as designing stunning new ones to the highest standards and demanding briefs.

Palace of Peace, Kazakhstan, 2006
Touring Opera House inserted into the base of an already designed building.
Palace of Peace Reopens, BSEE

One Steppe Beyond: Norman Foster's Pyramid of Peace in Kazakhstan by Hugh Pearman, Gabion

Royal Opera House, London 1999
One of the world's most important centres for opera and home to the Royal Ballet, it houses a proscenium stage with orchestra pit in a horseshoe shaped auditorium. Anne was responsible for the reconfiguration of the seating of the main house and its seat design. Seating capacity 2257

Clore Studio and Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House 1999
The former is a state of the art rehearsal space, and the latter a flexible space that offers a stage of up to 12m for contemporary performance. Anne also designed a new chair and music stand for the chorus. Seating capacity 420.

The renovation of the ROH is described in Renovation and Creation at Covent Garden by Dawn Lille Horwitz, Art Times, March 2001

Barbican, London 1997
Open stage with removable raked stage, fixed rake auditorium with orchestra pit. Main auditorium was improved to expand repertoire beyond drama into international opera and contemporary dance. Seating capacity 1156

Dubai Opera House
Concept design for an 1,800 seat opera house, 750 seat theatre and a music conservatory for 450 students. AMPC are providing auditorium design, sightline studies, lighting and stage engineering and back of house planning. Currently on hold

Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre
A Performing Arts Centre to house 5 theatres including: A Music Hall; Concert Hall; Opera House; Drama Theatre and Flexible Theatre with a combined seating capacity for 6,300. Currently on hold

Ataturk Cultural Centre
Renovation of 1500 seat national opera house, with its major rehearsal halls, a small concert hall, theatre and cinema. Because the opera company shares the hall with the in-house state symphony orchestra and ballet, the three groups require particularly efficient turnaround between rehearsals and performances.

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