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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State Opera is saddened to learn of the passing of John Haddock overnight. A wonderful musician and composer, John’s powerhouse opera Madeline Lee was part of our inaugural Lost Operas of Oz season in 2019. A consummate artist, John performed the two-piano version of his score for the Adelaide season with Michael Ierace, under the baton of Warwick Stengårds. State Opera staff and artists honour the passing of an enormously talented man.

📷 John Haddock (centre), rehearsing with Warwick Fyfe and Robert Macfarlane. ©Soda Street Productions

📷The flight crew of Madeline Lee – State Opera South Australia season, 2019 (Robert Macfarlane, Pelham Andrews, Nicholas Cannon, Eddie Muliaumaseali’i) ©Soda Street Productions
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State Opera is saddened to learn of the passing of John Haddock overnight. A wonderful musician and composer, John’s powerhouse opera Madeline Lee was part of our inaugural Lost Operas of Oz season in 2019. A consummate artist, John performed the two-piano version of his score for the Adelaide season with Michael Ierace, under the baton of Warwick Stengårds. State Opera staff and artists honour the passing of an enormously talented man. 

📷 John Haddock (centre), rehearsing with Warwick Fyfe and Robert Macfarlane. ©Soda Street Productions

📷The flight crew of Madeline Lee – State Opera South Australia season, 2019 (Robert Macfarlane, Pelham Andrews, Nicholas Cannon, Eddie Muliaumaseali’i) ©Soda Street ProductionsImage attachment

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Such a very sad loss. His Madeline Lees was unforgettable.

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A very sad news, vale.

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If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. To our Victorian counterparts, to everyone affected by the lockdown, we are thinking of you over the next five days.

For the students in Melbourne who are part of our Summer Opera Academy, it wouldn’t be the same without you, so we are postponing until we can have you all here with us. For those that have purchased tickets to any of the events, your tickets will be automatically refunded in the next 7 days.

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If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. To our Victorian counterparts, to everyone affected by the lockdown, we are thinking of you over the next five days. 

For the students in Melbourne who are part of our Summer Opera Academy, it wouldn’t be the same without you, so we are postponing until we can have you all here with us. For those that have purchased tickets to any of the events, your tickets will be automatically refunded in the next 7 days.

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We are delighted to welcome our very first cohort to the State Opera Summer Opera Academy, commencing on February 15. We are committed to nurturing and championing emerging Australian operatic talent and are thrilled at the calibre of participants. Presenting the class of 2021. stateopera.com.au/opera-academy/

Cameron Sibly - Tenor (VIC)
Gabrielle Penney - Soprano (NSW)
Kim Worley - Tenor (SA)
Stella Hannock - Mezzo (NSW)
Kiran Rajasingam - Baritone (VIC)
Esther Counsel - Soprano (VIC)
Kristin Astouroghlian - Mezzo (VIC)
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We are delighted to welcome our very first cohort to the State Opera Summer Opera Academy, commencing on February 15. We are committed to nurturing and championing emerging Australian operatic talent and are thrilled at the calibre of participants. Presenting the class of 2021. stateopera.com.au/opera-academy/

Cameron Sibly - Tenor (VIC)
Gabrielle Penney - Soprano (NSW)
Kim Worley - Tenor (SA)
Stella Hannock - Mezzo (NSW)
Kiran Rajasingam - Baritone (VIC)
Esther Counsel - Soprano (VIC)
Kristin Astouroghlian - Mezzo (VIC)
Zachary McCulloch - Tenor (VIC)
Sara Donnelly - Soprano (QLD)

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Yay for Sara and Cameron! 👏👏

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