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Nicholas Cannon


Nicholas is a versatile director, singer, actor and teacher. Nicholas has studied Lecoq Technique in Barcelona and Paris and holds a Music Theatre Degree from WAAPA.

As an performer his roles include Ambrogio (The Barber of Seville), Anthony Hope (Sweeney Todd), Jigger Craigin (Carousel), Johnny Dowd (Summer of the 17th Doll), Pish Tush (The Mikado), Lieutenant (Madeline Lee), Kromov (The Merry Widow), Quick Lamb (Cloudstreet) and Papageno (The Magic Flute) with State Opera South Australia, Kalif (Der Barbier Von Bagdad) and Graf Homonay (Der Zigeunerbaron) at Coburg Landestheater, Germany. The Cranky Bear (Cranky Bear) with Patch Theatre Company; Tritone – Gavin Bryars’ Marylin Forever in the Adelaide Festival of Arts; Onegin (Eugene Onegin), Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus), Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Don Alfonso (Cosi Fan Tutte), and Marcello (La Boheme) with Co-Opera; Michael (It’s A Dad Thing) with Singular Productions; Chris Barnes (Metro Street) in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival; Soloist (Camelot) and Ralph (Kiss Me Kate) with The Production Company, Melbourne; Lord Shakespeare’s As You Like It with The Principal Theatre Company in London; Young Ray (Autumn Minds Alma) by The Think Collective at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. He also created a one man staged performance of Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel and Bush Poetry in the 2021 Fringe Festival.

Director credits include Love BurnsChristina’s WorldDido and Aeneas and La Vida Breve for State Opera South Australia. A Little Night Music for Watch This Company, Melbourne. Acis and Galatea in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Don GiovanniLa Clemenza di Tito, Cosi Fan Tutte, Suor Angelica and Eugene Onegin for Co-Opera touring regional Australia. Other productions include Price Check – Loaded Productions, Adelaide, L’Heure Espagnole/Gianni Schicchi (co-director) – Lyric Opera of Melbourne and The Gondoliers – Pacific Opera, Sydney.

Artistic Director of ‘Mopoke Theatre Productions’ directing Tosca, Dido and Aeneas and The Old Maid and the Thief.

He has undertaken director internships with Opera Holland Park, London, Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur, France, Coburg Landestheater, Germany, and Opera Australia.