Having started his career as an assistant director for the UK's major opera houses, Omar's recent focus has been on devised projects with large numbers of student performers, following on from his directing several small operas.

  • Oct-Nov/17 University of York - Co-director of Pierrot, Punch & Pantalone for 80 undergraduate students
  • Oct-Dec/16 Opera Schmopera – Director of Lizzie and the Dark with young professionals and class of Yr 3 students
  • Oct-Nov/16 University of York – Co-director of A Portrait of the Artist for 80 undergraduate students
  • Sept/16 Mahoganny Opera Group – Director of Snappy Operas (opera-in-a-day) in primary schools
  • Aug/16 Opera North – Director (+ devising) Orchestral Summer School (11-16yrs)
  • 2014-15 RM19 – Director of Royal Opera's Youth Chorus in Thurrock alongside Dominic Peckham (14-17 yrs)
  • Oct/15 Chantage – Director of competition-winning entry for Malta International Choir Competition '15
  • Jul-Aug/15 Tete-a-tete Opera Festival (for Caitlin Rowley) – Director of Crossing Dartmoor
  • Jul-Aug/14 Tete-a-tete Opera Festival (for Opera Schmopera) – Director of The Sweeper of Dreams
  • Jul-Aug/14 Tete-a-tete Opera Festival (for Caitlin Rowley) – Director of Breadcrumbs
  • Jun-Aug/14 Three Course Opera – Director of L'Elisir d'Amore in restaurants
  • Sept-Nov/13 Scottish Opera with Julian Wagstaff – Director of Breathe Freely
  • Oct/12 Royal Opera – Co-director of Awake in Chorus! with Thurrock Community Chorus
  • Jul-Aug/12 Scottish Opera – Assistant to Dan Ayling on Katie Mitchell's Clemency
  • Jun-Jul/12 Royal Opera – Assistant to Tom Guthrie on Hot House with 150 young singers and dancers (8-16yrs)
  • Apr-Jun/12 English National Opera – Assistant to Benedict Andrews on Caligula
  • Jan-Mar/12 Birmingham Opera Company – Assistant to Sir Graham Vick on Life is a Dream
  • Jul/11 Garsington Opera – Director (+ devising) with the Community Opera Company
  • May-Jul/11 Garsington Opera – Assistant Director to Olivia Fuchs on The Magic Flute
  • Feb-Mar/11 English National Opera – Assistant to Dan Dooley on Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Parsifal
  • 2010-11 Glyndebourne Youth Opera 2 – Director (+ devising) of The Rusalka Story with 12-15yr olds
  • Sept-Nov/10 English National Opera – Assistant to David Alden on Radamisto
  • May-Jun/10 English National Opera – Assistant to Katie Mitchell on Idomeneo
  • Mar/10 The Opera Group – Director of promotional tour of scenes from The Lion's Face
  • Oct-Dec/09 Birmingham Opera Company – Assistant to Sir Graham Vick on Othello
  • 2009-10 Glyndebourne Youth Opera 2 – Director (+ devising) of The Story of the Faceless Woman with 12-15yr olds
  • Sept-Dec/09 St Albans Chamber Opera – Director of Amahl and the Night Visitors
  • May-Jul/09 Grange Park Opera – Assistant to David Alden on The Cunning Little Vixen
  • Apr-Jun/09 Royal Opera – Staff Director on Laurent Pelly's L'Elisir d'Amore
  • Jan-May/09 Opera North – Director (+ devising) of Ziggo and the Space Vets with teenagers with Aspergers' Syndrome
  • Sept-Dec/08 Opera North – Assistant to Oliver Mears on Hansel and Gretel
  • Oct/08 Royal Opera – Assistant to Lee Blakely on David McVicar's Die Zauberflote
  • Jun-Aug/08 Grange Park Opera – Assistant to Hazel Gould on Falstaff
  • Apr-Jul/08 Grange Park Opera – Assistant to Stephen Langridge on Bluebeard
  • May-Jun/08 English Touring Opera – Assistant to Tim Yealland on A House on the Moon with mixed ability 9-16yr olds
  • Jan-Apr/08 Mahoganny Opera – Assistant to Freddie Wake-Walker on The Fox & The Bear
  • Sept-Dec/07 Opera North – Assistant to Freddie Wake-Walker on Hansel and Gretel
  • Mar-Apr/07 Viriditas Opera – Director of The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken
  • Oct-Nov/06 University of York – Director of Paul Bunyan for 90 undergraduate students