Dual Helpmann Award-winning James Egglestone is one of Australia’s finest tenors. He is a graduate of both the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melba Conservatorium of Music and a recipient of the 2004 Johnston Bequest and the 2004 Belcanto Scholarship – these awards enabled James to study in Italy and The Netherlands respectively.

He has already built up an impressive list of credits with many national and international performing companies. For the Belcanto Festival in The Netherlands, he performed Elvino in La sonnambula and Don Carissimo in La Dirindina; for Melbourne Opera, the roles of Tamino in The Magic Flute, Nadir in The Pearl Fishers, Almaviva in The Barber of Seville and Rodolfo in La bohème.

Roles for State Opera South Australia have included Don Jose in Carmen, Laurie in Little Women, Ishmael in Moby-Dick and Nadir in The Pearl Fishers; for West Australian Opera – Nadir, Almaviva, Ismaele in Nabucco and Pluto in Orpheus in the Underworld; for Victorian Opera – Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte and Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw. James’ major role debut for Opera Australia was as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He returns to Victorian Opera in 2020 as Narraboth in Salome.

In 2007, he sang leading roles in The Love of the Nightingale for West Australian Opera, Opera Queensland and Victorian Opera (for which he won the Helpmann Award as Best Male Singer in a Supporting Role); he won the same award in 2008 for his performance in Little Women.

On the concert platform, James Egglestone has sung the tenor solos in Haydn’s Creation, Bach’s St. John Passion and the Bach Cantatas Nos. 21 and 137. In 2012, he took the tenor solos in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the Sydney Symphony under Vladimir Ashkenazy. Other appearances have included those with the Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, West Australian, Darwin and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Auckland Philharmonia, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the Twilite Orchestra, Jakarta.

Most recently, James has sung Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Cassio in Otello, Froh (Der Ring des Nibelungen) and Lysander for Opera Australia; Rodolfo (La bohème), Don José (Carmen) and the title role in Faust for State Opera of South Australia; Cavaradossi (Tosca) for New Zealand Opera and Cassio (Otello) for Auckland Philharmonia. In 2017, he sang Edrisi (Krol Roger) for OA and won the Green Room Award for Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role.


Don Jose – Carmen (2019)
Faust – Faust (2015)
Pinkerton – Madama Butterfly (2013)
Rodolfo – La Boheme (2012)
Greenhorn – Moby Dick (2011)
Nadir – The Pearl Fishers (2010)
Laurie – Little Women (2007)



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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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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!!!!!


Tristan Lintern

Hannah Kearin let's go!

Norma Dye

Sharyn Sweeney Todd Opera :O



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.
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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?



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??

ON SALE TODAY! After 30 years in the wilderness, the great Australian opera Voss is back in 2021 as a spectacular staged concert directed by Stuart Maunder and conducted by Richard Mills.

Book Now at BASS!

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who will replace Marylin and will she come

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