ELIZABETH CAMPBELL

MEZZO-SOPRANO

Elizabeth Campbell is one of Australia’s most distinguished mezzo-sopranos. She is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and was awarded a Music Students Overseas Study Foundation Scholarship and an Australian Musical Foundation grant for study in London and Europe. She was a finalist in the Munich International Competition, winner of the Elly Ameling Lieder Prize in the ‘s-HertogenboschSinging Competition and has represented Australia in the Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff. In 1997 she was awarded the Bayreuth Scholarship.

This year Elizabeth’s  performances will include one of her signature roles, Mrs Sedley in Peter Grimes with Sydney Symphony Orchestra (David Robertson conducting), and Christina in Christina’s World with State Opera South Australia.

Elizabeth made her operatic debut as Carmen with the West Australian Opera and since then has featured regularly with the state opera companies and Opera Australia. Her extensive operatic repertoire includes leading roles in Così fan tutteEugene OneginCarmenXerxesGiulio CesareAlcinaThe Marriage of FigaroLa clemenza di TitoBoris Godunov, The Rake’s ProgressIl trittico, Die Meistersinger von NurnbergLes TroyensLes contes d’HoffmannWertherHansel and GretelLa forza del destinoIl trovatoreNabuccoMadama Butterfly (for which she was twice awarded the Green Room Award), LuluPeter GrimesDie FledermausL’incoronazione di PoppeaThe Ring CycleCapriccioRigolettoAndréa ChénierThe Turn of the ScrewLittle WomenDead Man Walking (for which she won a Helpmann Award) and the world premières of Summer of the Seventeenth DollBataviaLindy and The Love of the Nightingale (Richard Mills).

More recently Elizabeth has been heard in the roles of The Soreceress in Dido and Aeneas, Amneris in Aida, Niobe/Nurse/Narrator in The Love of the Nightingale, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Teresa in La Sonnambula, Mrs Sedley in Peter Grimes, and Grimgerde in Die Walküre and First Norn in Götterdämmerung, all for Opera Australia; Public Opinion in Orpheus in the Underworld, Herodias in Salome and Amneris (for which she won a Helpmann Award) for State Opera of South Australia; her role debut as Klytemnestra in Elektra, Acuzena in Il trovatore and Mrs Sedley in Peter Grimes for West Australian Opera; and Fricka in Das Rheingold for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.  In addition to recitals in South Australia and Victoria last year her performances included Elijah as well as returns to State Opera of South Australia for semi-staged versions of La Vida Breve and Gianni Schicchi and the Verdi Spectacular.

One of Australia’s leading concert artists and recitalists, Elizabeth appears regularly with leading Australian symphony orchestras, choirs and festivals and has a wide repertoire which includes works by many contemporary Australian composers including Peter Sculthorpe, Richard Mills, Ross Edwards and Graeme Koehne. Internationally, she has performed Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, toured the USA with the Sydney Symphony, and given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, in Den Haag and Antwerp.

Other concert engagements have included appearances as a special guest artist with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra in Elgar’s Sea Pictures, at the Woodend Festival, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Adelaide and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Australian World Orchestra and Australian Youth Orchestra, Die Walküre with WASO, Handel’s Messiah with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, performances at the Huntington Festival and Coriole Music Festival as featured vocalist, Verdi’s Requiem for State Opera of South Australia, and the world premiere performances of Richard Mills’ Passion according to St Mark for the Tasmanian, West Australian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras.

Elizabeth’s recordings include Banquo’s Buried (Vol.1 of the Anthology of Australian Song Series) for 2MBS, Mahler’s Symphony No.2, Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Symphony No.9, Graeme Koehne’s Three Poems by Byron, Handel’s Messiah, The Australian Opera’s Giulio CesareSummer of the Seventeenth Doll, Margaret Sutherland’s The Woman and the Child, Woman’s Song, Australian settings of Judith Wright poems, and State Opera of South Australia’s Ring Cycle.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Emma – Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (2020)
Katisha – The Mikado (2019)
Middle Aged Christina – Christina’s World (2019)
Sorceress – Dido & Aeneas (2018)

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Join Mezzo Soprano Catriona Barr and pianist Thomas Webb for a musical Odyssey at Coriole Vineyards on Sunday 5 February. From the soaring romanticism of Mahler songs to joyful Spanish Folksongs by de Falla, enjoy an intimate recital in the beautiful surrounds of McLaren Vale. Tickets can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/BMUYS ... See MoreSee Less

Join Mezzo Soprano Catriona Barr and pianist Thomas Webb for a musical Odyssey at Coriole Vineyards on Sunday 5 February. From the soaring romanticism of Mahler songs to  joyful Spanish Folksongs by de Falla, enjoy an intimate recital in the beautiful surrounds of McLaren Vale. Tickets can be purchased via https://www.trybooking.com/BMUYS

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Barber is back!
8-15 May 2021 at Her Majesty's Theatre. TICKETS ON SALE TODAY stateopera.com.au/productions/sweeney-todd-2021/
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Barber is back! 
8-15 May 2021 at Her Majestys Theatre. TICKETS ON SALE TODAY https://stateopera.com.au/productions/sweeney-todd-2021/

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Cameron Gergely Blake Peiper surely a double date to this

Cordelia Elizabeth

Cheryl Emmett, get tickets. I’ll come back to see this if Ben Mingay is playing Sweeney Todd

James Scott

Terrific! First saw Sweeney Todd in the old Her Majesty’s with an amazing Lyndon Terrancini as Sweeney! Brilliant ! 🎶🎉

State Opera South Australia if we had purchased tickets for October this year will they be reissued for May?

Amy Lee Dennis

Kate Mason

Marie-Ann Ellis 😁😁😁

Booked, and very excited!

Rowan Hugh!!!!!

Hooray!👏👏👏

Tristan Lintern

Norma Dye

Sharyn Sweeney Todd Opera :O

Yeowwwwwww

Glenn!

Hopgoodimus Ooh can we go? 😀

Scott Broadbent!! I NEED to see this !!

Daniel Bird

Ryan Varga ? want to get tickets?

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Sweeney Todd is at Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide for six performances 8-15 May 2021. Ben Mingay and Antoinette Halloran lead a magnificent cast in this musical masterpiece, featuring the State Opera Chorus and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Anthony Hunt.
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY stateopera.com.au/productions/sweeney-todd-2021/
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Maybe you could sell tickets to include a plus pie option??

Are you going to launch the season to purchase in one shop or will it be piecemeal?

Hooray!!👏👏👏

Going.

I couldn’t be more excited!!!!

Eirini; Eleni; John; Anna; Kyriaki - please get a group together and book for this. I saw this production in 2019 in Perth, and it is outstanding!

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Tune in at 8:30AM Adelaide time tomorrow morning to find out who is back in 2021... #tunein #stateopera2021 #hesback #announcement ... See MoreSee Less

Tune in at 8:30AM Adelaide time tomorrow morning to find out who is back in 2021... #tunein #stateopera2021 #hesback #announcement

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Claire Edmonds-Wilson? Your guess??

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