Miranda Summers



Miranda Summers, a multi-disciplinary artist born Melbourne and raised in Sussex, England, with a background in fine art and theatre production. Theatrical career began as a Prop Maker and Scenic Artist with Russel Beck Studios, London’s West End, English National Opera, Royal Opera House and collaboration with television icons Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmonson. Miranda joined Opera Australia’s team props in 2003, Stage Management 2007 and Assistant Director on productions such as Brett Whiteley World Premiere 2019, Graeme Murphy’s Turandot, David McVicar’s Don Giovanni, and Francesca Zambello’s La Traviata for Handa Opera Sydney Harbour, 2020. An ardent oil painter, Miranda exhibits in various Australian galleries showcasing her distinctive style, inspired by the Australian landscape. This year she successfully debut in London at The Brick Lane Gallery following a Solo exhibition with Grainger Gallery in Australia’s Capital Territory. Miranda is honoured to revive Harry Kupfer’s significant direction of Verdi’s Otello for West Australian Opera and looks forward to assisting Chen Shi-Zheng with The Ring Cycle for Opera Australia later this year.

The Ring Cycle – Wagner – Opera Australia – Brisbane 2023

Otello Verdi – West Australian Opera – Perth 2023


2023 Assistant Director to Chen Shi-Zheng on Wagners Ring Cycle – Opera Australia at QPAC QLD
2023 Revival Director Harry Kupfer Otello  – West Australian Opera
2022 Assistant Director Harry Kupfer Otello – Opera Australia
2020 Assistant Director Francesca Zambello’s La Traviata, Handa’s Opera on Sydney Harbour, HOSH – Opera Australia
2020 Assistant Director Graeme Murphy Turandot – Opera Australia
2020 Assistant Director David McVicar Don Giovanni – Opera Australia
2019 Assistant Director Brett Whiteley: A Life An Opera – Opera Australia
2018 – 2007 Stage Manger – Opera Australia