Zoe Palmer
Writer, Librettist, Opera Maker
Agent(s): Helen Mumby

Writer, Librettist, Opera Maker

Zoë is a writer, librettist and opera maker. She is interested in experimenting with form to create an intimate relationship between performers and audiences.

Recent productions include Nooma (Carnegie Hall, Minnesota Opera, San Fransisco Opera), Hjertelyd (Den Jyske Opera) and a development commission for The Royal Opera House in Association with Leicester Curve. Keepers Of The Corallite, a song cycle created with composer Daniel Saleeb for Countertenor Iestyn Davies, was premiered in 2018.

From 2011-17 she co-created Musical Rumpus, an award-winning opera series for children which has toured across the UK and Europe to venues including The Royal Opera House, Elphilharmonie, Rich Mix, The Sage Gateshead and Ovalhouse.

Other writing credits include Robin Hood (The Opera Story), Orla’s Moon, Orla & The Sun (Wonderful Beast Theatre Company), Otoyotoy (Carnegie Hall) Between Constellations (Pittsburgh Festival Opera Global Commissioning competition, Semi-finalist), The Finding (Mahogany Opera Various Stages) Fosterling (Ovalhouse).

She has been ACE writer in residence on the Thamesview Estate in Barking and has an ongoing collaborative relationship with Moving Star Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. Zoë is a visiting professor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was a recipient of an Opera Awards Bursary for her work with BAME artists breaking through into opera. She is part of a creative collective working with Creative Futures that has held a long-term residency supporting the work of play team and clinicians at The Royal London Hospital.