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Patrick Nolan


Currently the CEO and Artistic Director of Opera Queensland, Patrick has created productions for Opera Australia, WA Opera, Sydney Chamber Opera, New Zealand Opera, Seattle Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St, Griffin Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and all the major Australian capital city festivals.

From 2009-2014 he was Artistic Director of Legs On The Wall, creating works that toured Australia, UK, Korea and Brazil.

In 2015, Patrick was awarded an Australia Council Fellowship to support research into large scale outdoor performance and the relationship between extreme physicality and storytelling.

Operas include: La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) Opera Queensland (OQ), Marriage of Figaro, OQ + WA Opera; Oscar and Lucinda, OQ with Sydney Chamber Opera and Victorian Opera; Tosca OQ + WA Opera; Verdi Requiem, OQ with Bleach Festival; A Flowering Tree OQ; Katya Kabanova Seattle Opera and NZ Opera; Notes from Underground Sydney Chamber Opera; A Flowering Tree Perth Festival and WA Opera; Acis and Galatea, Dido and Aeneas, Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Eugene Onegin, Pelléas et Mélisande Opera Australia; La Bohème, Eugene Onegin for New Zealand Opera; the world première of Love in the Age of Therapy by Paul Grabowsky and Joanna Murray-Smith for the Sydney and Melbourne Festivals.

Performances with state opera south australia