ANDREW TURNER

ANDREW TURNER

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Andrew studied at the Elder Conservatorium and the Luxembourg Conservatoire de Musique. With the State Opera of SA, he has performed the roles of Frank/Dr. Blind (Die Fledermaus), Cantaor (La Vida Breve), Ping (Turandot), Dancairo (Carmen), Silvio (Pagliacci), First Soldier (Salome), Eachus (Orpheus in the Underworld), Daggoo (Moby Dick), Bello (La Fanciula del West), Marullo (Rigoletto), Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly), Marquis D’Obigny (La Traviata), Horemhab (Akhnaten) and Kallenbach  (Satyagraha). He has toured Australia with Co-Opera, singing Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Escamillo (Carmen), Falke and Dr. Blind (Die Fledermaus), Silvio and Tonio (Pagliacci), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Giuseppe (The Gondoliers) and The Pirate King (The Pirates of Penzance). In the last five Adelaide Fringes, he directed sold-out seasons of The Pirates of Penzance on Popeye, also playing the role of the Pirate King. Last year he performed the role of Don Jose in Carmen for Elephant in the Room.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Erroll – Boojum! (2019)
Baron Zeta – The Merry Widow (2018)
Ulrich Eisslinger – The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Act iii (2018)
Frank/Dr. Blind – Die Fledermaus (2017)
Cantaor – La Vida Breve (2017)
Horemhab – Akhnaten (2014)
Kallenbach – Satyagraha (2014)
Messenger – La Traviata (2014)
First Soldier – Salome (2013)
Eachus – Orpheus in the Underworld (2012)
Benoit – La Boheme (2012)
Dancairo – Carmen (2011)
Daggoo – Moby Dick (2011)
Bello – The Girl of The Golden West (2009)
Marullo – Rigoletto (2008)
Ping – Turandot (2008)
Mr Dashwood – Little Women (2007)
Prince Yamadori – Madama Butterfly (2006)
Fourth Inmate – Dead Man Walking (2003)

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My State Opera favourite moment was performing the title role in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”. It is an Everest of a role and truly a test of mental, physical, and vocal stamina. I was surrounded by wonderful colleagues both on and off stage, and together, we created something very special. It was one of the most harmonious (no pun intended!) productions I have ever been a part of.

I treasure every single memory from the very first rehearsal to the standing ovation at the end of the sold-out final performance. Most of all, it marked my change from ensemble performer to State Opera principal artist and I will be forever grateful to have been given that opportunity from a company that I have grown up with and hold very dear in my heart. - Joanna McWaters - Lyric Soprano
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My State Opera favourite moment was performing the title role in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”. It is an Everest of a role and truly a test of mental, physical, and vocal stamina. I was surrounded by wonderful colleagues both on and off stage, and together, we created something very special. It was one of the most harmonious (no pun intended!) productions I have ever been a part of. 

I treasure every single memory from the very first rehearsal to the standing ovation at the end of the sold-out final performance. Most of all, it marked my change from ensemble performer to State Opera principal artist and I will be forever grateful to have been given that opportunity from a company that I have grown up with and hold very dear in my heart. - Joanna McWaters - Lyric Soprano

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Was fabulous and my partners first full opera that he loved and he is a truckie ❤️

I came and saw you in this. I was right at the back of the theatre and I never had any issues hearing every word you sang it was truly beautiful

Have seen Madama butterfly 4 times! Still my absolute favourite opera🥰each one stunning & performed beautifully... Thanku🙏❤️

Was this a the festival theatre about 4 or so years ago? Absolutely brilliant and memorable production.

Your performance was a turning point in your career, I thought.

First opera in which I saw you. Great Wow! factor!

Beautiful performance🤗😘

And you were wonderful xxx

Fantastic performance! 🍾

You were wonderful

Love it!

I prefer to call you Madame Spanks

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"McWaters captured the hearts of everyone in the crowd with a voice that seemed born for the role." - Limelight Magazine

Joanna McWaters performs Dolly's Aria from Cloudstreet. Dolly is the role that Joanna created and premiered in 2016. Have you caught up on all of the Arias From the Archives episodes?
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One day I dream to sing this role as beautifully as you jo x

Such a great role Jo McWaters!

Palmer spent five years transforming Cloudstreet, one of the country’s most beloved stories into operatic form – both composing the music and adapting Winton’s 427-page novel into a libretto.

We look back on this production in our Arias from the Archives series with Joanna McWaters performing Dolly's aria watch here: youtu.be/1GcP8H63Kso
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Palmer spent five years transforming Cloudstreet, one of the country’s most beloved stories into operatic form – both composing the music and adapting Winton’s 427-page novel into a libretto. 

We look back on this production in our Arias from the Archives series with Joanna McWaters performing Dollys aria watch here: https://youtu.be/1GcP8H63Kso

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Love it too. An amazing production with our talented artists.

This was the best moment of the opera, (or one of the best). Loved it.

Still on my Bucket list!! Love , love , love it!!

I would love to see this again - it changed me forever

Must be revived as so many people missed out!

Brilliant production!

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As a company, we love connecting deeply with South Australians and are proud to bring so many Australians home to sing for you.

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Looking forward to the next time you are home Grant Doyle 🎼

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