In 2019 State Opera forms an exciting alliance to deliver a bold new program – the Helpmann Academy Emerging Director Fellowship. Working with the Helpmann Academy, we have crafted a unique program which supports the future of this creative industry.
Each year, a graduate from Adelaide College of the Arts, Adelaide University or Flinders University will be selected to work alongside the creative team on State Opera productions, allowing an emerging director to develop their craft alongside the leading practitioners in opera.
“We at State Opera are proud to be collaborating with Helpmann Academy to provide this unique opportunity to give a young director the chance to develop their craft in Australia’s ever changing arts landscape. This chance to work alongside established directors, to observe the process from conception to completion, to be an integral part of the creation of new work, is a very rare an important step which will help to secure the future of some of our best and brightest young artistic talents.”
STUART MAUNDER AM Artistic Director, State Opera