Daisy Evans works in opera, film and theatre as a director and writer. She is the recipient of the Sky Arts Futures Fund for her work as an opera director, specifically for founding and creating the innovative Silent Opera. She has won the Royal Philharmonic Society Opera Award for Bluebeard's Castle, which was also nominated for a South Bank Award in 2022. She was nominated for Young Director at the International Opera Awards 2016 and won Best Opera Production for her production of Cosi Fan Tutte at the OffWestEnd Awards 2012.
Her notable productions include The Magic Flute and Cherry Town, Moscow for Welsh National Opera, Peter Pan:The Dark Side for Fondazione Haydn, Bluebeard's Castle for Theatre of Sound and The Atlanta Opera, Banished for Birmingham Conservatoire, a film of The Telephone for the Edinburgh International Festival and Scottish Opera, Strozzi; a scratch performance of a play at Shakespeare’s Globe, Don Pasquale for Welsh National Opera, Opera Highlights for Scottish Opera, Disney Fantasia for The Vaults and Disney, La Traviata for Longborough Festival Opera, King Arthur and the Fairy Queen for the Barbican and Academy of Ancient Music, Carmen Remastered for the Barbican and Royal Opera House, Cosi fan tutte for Bury Court Opera, Falstaff for Wilton’s Music Hall and Fulham Opera, Wakening Shadow for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Der Fliegende Hollander for Fulham Opera.
As Founder Director of Silent Opera, Daisy has directed a new version of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Janacek’s Vixen, Mozart’s Giovanni, Monteverdi’s l’Orfeo, Puccini’s La Boheme and Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. Silent Opera has toured internationally, and co-produced with British Youth Opera, English National Opera, Fondazione Haydn and Beijing Music Festival.
As Librettist, she has written English versions of The Magic Flute, Bluebeard's Castle, Hansel and Gretel, Don Pasquale, Vixen, Giovanni, L’Orfeo and La Boheme.