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Stuart Maunder in conversation with some of the luminary artists and creatives that have made State Opera the company it is today.

Dennis Olsen

Dennis Olsen AM is the first of our podcast interviewees

John Bolton Wood

John Bolton Wood AM, joins us for the second podcast of the series.

Elizabeth Campbell

Elizabeth Campbell chats with Stuart and Kaspar in episode three

Thomas Edmonds

Thomas Edmonds chats with Stuart and Kaspar in episode four

Judith Henley

Judith Henley chats with Stuart about her journey around the world and back to Adelaide.

Dennis Olsen – Part 2

Dennis Olsen chats with Stuart about his extraordinary career outside of his time with State Opera

Dennis Olsen – Part 3

Dennis Olsen chats with Stuart about his time with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company

Marilyn Richardson – Part 1

Stuart and Kasper begin a conversation with Marilyn Richardson that is so wide ranging it warrants 4 parts!

Marilyn Richardson – Part 2

The conversation gets personal as Marilyn speaks about her husband of 45 years, the multi-talented James Christiansen.

Marilyn Richardson – Part 3

In Part 3 the great Australian Soprano Marilyn Richardson shares anecdotes of her adventures in Europe and discusses what drew her to the French repertoire.

Marilyn Richardson – Part 4

We end our 4 part series reminiscing with Marilyn about her time at State Opera and Opera companies in Australia.


  • Ian Johnston says:

    Your interview with Elizabeth Campbell was quite a delight. I look forward to listening to the others in this series. One I hope the company’s supporters are also enjoying as well.

  • Emma Pearson says:

    Thank you for your wonderful interview with Judith Henley, Stuart! Loved hearing her credit dear David Harper so much, many of us feel the same way. And that she began singing Phyllis, too! Good fun. Thank you.

  • Angus Wood says:

    What a wonderful series, and what wonderful performers !!

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