ANTOINETTE HALLORAN

SOPRANO

One of Australia’s most accomplished and best-loved sopranos, Antoinette Halloran performs regularly with all the major Australasian opera companies and symphony orchestras and appears frequently on national television and radio. In 2020, she sings the title role in Tosca for Opera Queensland and, for State Opera of South Australia, Mrs Lovett is Sweeney Todd and Olive in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.

2017/2018 engagements included the title roles in Tosca for West Australian Opera (Helpmann Award nomination) and The Merry Widow for State Opera of South Australia, Praskovya in The Nose for Opera Australia, The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen for Victorian Opera, associate artist for José Carreras’ National Tour and concert appearances with the Melbourne, West Australian, Wellington and Christchurch Symphony Orchestras. In 2019, she sang Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) and Mrs Lovett (Sweeney Todd) in Perth and The Fox in Adelaide.

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and recipient of an Honours Degree in Music from the University of Melbourne, Antoinette has appeared in many productions ranging from opera to musical theatre and cabaret.

Leading appearances for Opera Australia have included the title roles in Madama Butterfly and Rusalka, Mimi in La bohème, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire (Green Room Award), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Fata Morgana in The Love for Three Oranges and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus; for New Zealand Opera – Mimi, Cio-Cio-San and Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd; for Victorian Opera – Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte, Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Mrs Lovett (Helpmann Award nomination); for Opera Queensland – the title role in The Merry Widow; for State Opera of South Australia – Micaela in Carmen.

Antoinette also featured as a guest judge and panelist on the ABC television series Operatunity Oz and has appeared regularly on the hit show Spicks and Specks; she was a presenter for ABC’s Art Nation – covering stories on opera and music theatre.

In concert, she has sung with Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet for the Sydney Festival, Mozart’s Requiem with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Carmina Burana with the Melbourne Chorale, El Niño with Sydney Philharmonia and Haydn’s Creation and Fauré’s Requiem with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic.

Antoinette has also been a regular visitor to Japan, China and Indonesia where she is much in demand as a guest artist. She recorded Puccini Romance for ABC Classics with tenor Rosario La Spina and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

She was a recipient of the Puccini Award and has performed throughout Europe and America with thanks to the Acclaim Awards.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Mrs Lovett – Sweeney Todd (2020)
Olive – Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (2020)
Fox – Cunning Little Vixen (2019)
Hanna Glavari – The Merry Widow (2018)

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Audiences are raving about State Opera's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Have you booked to see the barber? ... See MoreSee Less

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This was an absolutely amazing production! The cast performed with absolute abandon. Hysterical, dark and edgey with belly laughs to boot! When you take the stage away from extremely talented performers for too long, this is what happens! Finally they have been let out of their cage after more than 12 months and set free to play! Euphoric! As an audience member I was transported into their world! A memorable night in the theatre filled with thespians who have been starved of performing and boy did they feast on the energetic audience! A must see for anyone.

Pie Contest! The legendary Maggie Beer has created an exclusive pork, apple and blood sausage pie for the launch of Sweeney Todd. To get your hands on one of these mouth-watering delights, let us know how far you would go (within the law of course) for a Maggie Beer pie.

T&Cs. The top 10 answers across Facebook and Instagram, as judged by State Opera, will be announced by 6pm, 6 May and winners will be notified via private message. For winners within the Adelaide metro area, pies can be delivered on 7 May, otherwise pickup will be arranged.

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Pie Contest! The legendary Maggie Beer has created an exclusive pork, apple and blood sausage pie for the launch of Sweeney Todd. To get your hands on one of these mouth-watering delights, let us know how far you would go (within the law of course) for a Maggie Beer pie.

T&Cs. The top 10 answers across Facebook and Instagram, as judged by State Opera, will be announced by 6pm, 6 May and winners will be notified via private message. For winners within the Adelaide metro area, pies can be delivered on 7 May, otherwise pickup will be arranged.

📷 Martin Philbey

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I live in the Southern Suburbs but I would crawl on my hands and knees over rugged terrain and through dangerous bushland all the way to the beautiful Barossa Valley just to even smell the scent of a delicious Maggie Beer pie! 🥧

Would I go so far as to sell my first born???? Nicola Probably?!! 🤔👀😋🤣 Or possibly our 2nd born.... Louis??!!! ❤️ Such delicious pies!!!!!! Yes I would! ps see you on the 11th.. Can. Not. Wait!!!! !

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Who wouldn't love one of these Maggie Beer pies specially created for State Opera's upcoming smash hit of SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET. Her Majesty's Theatre Adelaide see you all there for 🎼MORE HOT PIES! Tickets @ Bass MAY 8th to May 15th

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How wonderful! Would've loved to have seen/heard it!

I love flash mobs, would love to be around when one performed!

Sensational! Best of luck for an awesome season

Fantastic! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Great to see the family well represented😃🥰

Issy Darwent

Ha! Great stuff!!

Wish one day to witness it ...while I’m out there...must be awesome!

Wow 😯 wish I was there!

Wow,wish we knew of this absolutely beautiful performance today 👏

André Agnew 😃

That is so powerful

Francis Nicholls 🙂

Brilliant 👏👏👏

Rebecca

I saw you and I.m in England loved the singing and the market.

Stephanie McAlister 😍

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Blink and you'll miss it! the Sweeney Todd cast sneak into the markets. ... See MoreSee Less

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Brilliant

Love it. Would have been fun to film near a butchers 😀

Just great love this musical have my ticket so looking forward to it.

Incredible - wish I could have been there!!!

Looks like and sounds like the market came to life this morning! Well done

Tania Macdonald, Kylie Tee, Greg Simes - looking forward to next Saturday night!

Love it

Awesome 👍 ... is it too late to get down there 🧐🥴😁😁

Awesome👏👏

Amazing ❤

Fabulous

Bec Bulley highly recommend you and Tom go see if you can. Same production WAO did a few years ago

Wish I could see it!

Awsum

Loved it

Awesome Jo Can't wait to see you x

Yay!!!

Wow impact

Wonderful 💜

Saw you on Ch7 news Andrew!

Fabulous 😍

Sue Denton I must've *just* missed this!

Fabulous

Wow.

Saw you on the news!

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