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Thank you for your interest in becoming an ‘Avenging Fury’ in the final scene of Lindy Hume’s spectacular new production of Don Giovanni. 

What’s next?

Shortly, you will receive an email from Opera Queensland containing a link to a Volunteer Agreement Form. To complete your expression of interest, this form must be completed and returned via email to volunteer@operaq.com.au by 5.00pm, Monday 24 September 2018.

Once you have submitted your Volunteer Agreement Form, we’ll email you an acknowledgement of receipt with information about the meet-and-greet at Opera Queensland on Wednesday 3 October 2018.


For further enquiries please email volunteer@operaq.com.au 


[lvca_accordion style=”style3″][lvca_panel panel_title=”THE DIRECTOR”]Lindy Hume is an award-winning director whose accomplishments include terms as Festival Director of Sydney Festival (2010-2012) and Artistic Director of Perth International Arts Festival (2004-2007). Lindy has been Artistic Director of several of Australasia’s major performing arts institutions including Opera Queensland, West Australian Opera, Victorian State Opera and OzOpera.

Lindy won a Helpmann Award for her production of Richard Mills’ Batavia for ‘Best Director of an Opera’, and in 2010 her Sydney Festival won five Helpmann Awards from nine nominations including Best New Australian Work. She has directed numerous productions for companies including Opera Australia, West Australian Opera, Pinchgut Opera, New Zealand Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin), Opera St Gallen, Leipzig Opera, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Aldeburgh Festival.

Last year Lindy returned to Seattle Opera, New Zealand Opera and made her Royal Opera, Stockholm debut. She is recognised as a champion of new Australian work across a range of genres and excellence in regional arts, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from UWA in 2007 for her contribution to the arts in WA.

Lindy Hume – image by Stephanie Do Rozario.

[lvca_accordion style=”style3″][lvca_panel panel_title=”THE DESIGNER”]Anna Cordingley is an award-winning set and costume designer for theatre, opera, dance, musical theatre and cabaret whose designs have been seen by audiences throughout Australia, Europe, Britain and the United States. She also designs exhibitions and events; and creates installation and public art.

Opera designs include: Aida (Opera Australia) costumes; Sunday in the Park with George (Victorian Opera), The Threepenny Opera (VO/Sydney Theatre Company/Malthouse); Richter/Meinhof Opera (Melbourne Festival). Theatre designs include: Jasper Jones (MTC), Death and the Maiden (MTC/STC); Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, Tartuffe, Phedre, Macbeth, Julius Caesar (Bell Shakespeare); Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid (Malthouse, Sydney Festival, Edinburgh Festival); Meo Meow’s Little Match Girl (SF/Malthouse); Masquerade (SF/Griffin/STCSA); and for Malthouse, The Bloody Charmer, A Golem Story, The Story of Mary Maclane by Herself (with Griffin), One Night the Moon, Knives in Hens (with STCSA), Happy Days (with Belvoir).

Designs for dance include, An Act of Now and Connected (Chunky Move); Human Interest Story (Lucy Guerin); and Puck (Rogue/Malthouse).

Anna’s event design includes being a principal member of the set, costume and projection design team for Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Anna won a 2017 Helpmann Award for best set design and two Green Room awards for best design. She has been nominated for numerous Helpmann Awards, Sydney Theatre Awards and Greenroom Awards and was awarded the Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship the John Vickery Scholarship.

Anna Cordingley – image by Pia Johnson.

[lvca_accordion style=”style3″][lvca_panel panel_title=”OUR DON GIOVANNI”]Duncan Rock studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently at the National Opera Studio.

He is the winner of the 2012 Chilcott Award – the inaugural award from the Susan Chilcott Scholarship to support a ‘major young artist with the potential to make an international impact’.  A Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival, he was the recipient of 2010 John Christie Award, given by the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

His engagements in the 2017-2018 include Schaunard La bohème for his debut at the Metropolitan Opera and for his return to Covent Garden and Moutjoy in a new production of Gloriana for the Teatro Réal in Madrid.

He has sung the title role in Don Giovanni for Glyndebourne, the Boston Lyric Opera and the Welsh National Opera; Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin and Glyndebourne; Il Conte Le nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera; Papageno The Magic Flute for the English National Opera; Belcore L’elisir d’amore for Opera North; Marcello La bohème for the English National Opera and Opera North; Billy Bigelow Carousel for the Houston Grand Opera and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris; Marullo Rigoletto at Covent Garden and Donald Billy Budd  and English Clerk & Guide Death in Venice for the Teatro Réal in Madrid.

Future seasons see him return to the Metropolitan Opera and to Covent Garden, and make his debut at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona.

Kevin Burdette (left) as Leporello and Duncan Rock as Don Giovanni in the Boston Lyric Opera production. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.


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