Peta Blyth

Peta Blyth

Soprano Peta Blyth studied at the University of Queensland graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Music. She was awarded the Sir Henry Abel Smith Scholarship and studied at...

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Panayiota Kalatzis

Panayiota Kalatzis

Australian Lyric Soprano Panayiota Kalatzis is the 2016 recipient of the Herald Sun Aria. Panayiota is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU). After completing her Bachelor of...

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Eleanor Greenwood

Eleanor Greenwood

Mezzo Soporano Eleanor Greenwood made her singing debut at the International Opera Festival in Wexford, Ireland.  A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music Opera Studio in London, and of...

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David Hamilton

David Hamilton

A tenor with a distinguished career in the fields of opera, oratorio and concert repertoire, David is originally from Scotland, where he graduated in Singing and Flute at the Royal...

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Jeremy Kleeman

Jeremy Kleeman

Bass Baritone A graduate of Victorian Opera’s Developing Artist Program, Jeremy Kleeman has a Master of Music (Opera Performance) from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, was on the Joseph Sambrook Opera...

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Timothy Sexton

Timothy Sexton

As a freelance composer, conductor, arranger, singer, writer, adjudicator and broadcaster, Timothy Sexton is one of the most prominent musicians in South Australia. Timothy has composed more than 200 works,...

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The Mimosa Orchestra

The Mimosa Orchestra

Comprising players from the New England region, Queensland Orchestra and staff from the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.

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Technical Crew

Martin Hansford
Audio Engineer

From Punk to Puccini and experimental Electronica to the Pope, Martin has been Sound Engineer for a wide range of performers and events. During his career he has worked at many venues such as the Sydney Opera House with clients including The Australian Opera Company, The Sydney Theatre Company and the Australian Ballet Company. Recently he has chosen to base himself in Bingara from where he is running his business Wombat Tracks. Wombat tracks is an audio service that specializes in appropriate, quality amplification as well as digital mobile recording and CD production and provides an outlet for Martin to pursue his passion for quality, realistic audio and good music (of all kinds).

Roy Jeffrey
Lighting

Roy has worked for the ABC for thirty seven years, for the last twenty eight years, between 1970 – 1998, as a Lighting Director. During this time, he lit at least 100 concerts, televising the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Town Hall and the Sydney Opera House. He was lighting director for the first opera at the Sydney Opera House, War and Peace. He lit at least ten operas from the Sydney Opera House, including Daughter of The Regiment and Hansel and Gretel.