Ben Mingay August 2019

BEN MINGAY

BASS/BARITONE

Ben was originally a construction worker from Newcastle who fell into classical music when he was dared to audition for the Conservatorium of Music by his mates. He subsequently won a scholarship and went on to train in Opera Voice for several years – a twist of fate that changed the trajectory of his life forever.

Stage credits include: Evan in Vivid White; Jud Fry in Oklahoma; Achilles in Paris – A Rock Odyssey; Thomas in Rolling Thunder Vietnam; The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera; Zack Mayo in An Officer and a Gentleman; Tommy De Vito in Jersey Boys; Billy Kostecki in Dirty Dancing; Stewpot in South Pacific; Billy in Sideshow Alley and Berger in Hair. Ben is also a member of the hit singing group Swing On This.

Screen credits include: Jim in Frayed; Alan Bond in House of Bond; Grease Nolan in Hacksaw Ridge; Trystan Powell in Home and Away; Rob Duffy in Wonderland; Buzz Graham in Packed To The Rafters; Troy Baxter in Blue Heelers and Jim Beatson in All Saints.

Ben is thrilled to be back as Sweeney in Stuart Maunder’s acclaimed production in which he made his debut in 2019 with West Australian Opera.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Sweeney Todd – Sweeney Todd (2020)

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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 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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Must be revived as so many people missed out!

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

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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In the third release of the Arias from the Archives series, Joanna McWaters and Anthony Hunt (piano) perform Dolly's aria from Cloudstreet where Joanna made the debut of the character at the opera's world premiere in Adelaide in 2016.

Learn more about Arias from the Archives and see previous episodes in the series here: stateopera.com.au/arias-from-the-archives-state-opera/
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Wonderful memories of the most amazing time <3

This opera was a unique experience. Loved it!

Wonderful Jo, an extraordinary production.

A wonderful performance Jo, a memorable evening at the new venue....Freemasons Hall.

State Opera of SA the Great survivor.

I remember going on the first night. I would love to see Cloudstreet return to the stage some time.

This is such a beautiful aria 😍

Love this and that Opera

Stunning singing as always jo

Sharanna Karika do you remember seeing this production? I don't think I was ever quite the same after that!

So fabulous!!👏🏼👏🏼😘

George Palmer

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