Zoë is a writer, librettist and opera-maker. She is interested in experimenting with form to create an intimate relationship between performers and audiences. Current productions include Nooma (Carnegie Hall, Minnesota Opera, San Fransisco Opera), Hjertelyd (Den Jyske Opera) Fidelio for Glyndebourne and a development commission for The Royal Opera House in Association with Leicester Curve. Her recent collaboration with composer Daniel Saleeb Keepers Of The Corallite, a song cycle for Countertenor Iestyn Davies, was premiered at Messums Wiltshire 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 has studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and privately with theatre director John Burgess. In 2019 she was selected to join ENOA’s opera makers workshop in Aix-en-Provence led by Katie Mitchell. She is a founder member of Woven Gold choir and former director of The Golden Company, a social enterprise that offers opportunities for inner-city young people to connect with nature.