Opera News called Fenlon Lamb “moving and convincing” and Seen and Heard International praised her “well-honed theatrical sensibility.” Ms. Lamb brings these qualities of experience and perspective as an outstanding singing actress to her work as a stage director. Fenlon returns for her fifth season with Palm Beach Opera to direct Tosca. Previous seasons have included a “delightful” Don Pasquale an “opulent” La bohème, and a “madcap” Il barbiere di Siviglia along with several critically acclaimed Young Artist productions. Last season, Fenlon returned to Arizona Opera for the world premiere production of Riders of the Purple Sage. She made her directorial debut in Carmen with Dayton Opera and directed a new production of Tosca for Finger Lakes Opera. Fenlon also conceived and directed a unique operatic installation of Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters for Lyric Opera of Kansas City.
Recently, Ms. Lamb made her company debut at Opera Santa Barbara with a “superb” Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi. Other productions at opera houses across the U.S. have included Don Pasquale at the Crested Butte Music Festival, The Pearl Fishers with Dayton Opera, Die fliegende Holländer for Opera Carolina, Werther with Mobile Opera, and both Rigoletto and Lucia di Lammermoor at Arizona Opera. Fenlon is the Director of Opera and Vocal Programming for the Bar Harbor Music Festival where she has directed Carmen, L’elisir d’amore, Madama Butterfly, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Le nozze di Figaro, La bohème, La cenerentola, and Don Giovanni. She is currently in her third season as Director of Opera at UMKC Conservatory of Music (Cendrillon, Little Women, Die Zauberflöte, The Turn of the Screw, Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, Hänsel und Gretel). Fenlon is the co-creator and Artistic Director of Papermoon Opera Productions launching this spring.