JAMES EGGLESTONE

TENOR

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.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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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Sneak Peek! Tune in to Artistic Director Stuart Maunder speaking to Victorian Opera about bringing VOSS out of the archives and into theatres in Adelaide and Melbourne. ... See MoreSee Less

Long drive this Easter weekend? Our latest installation of Kaspar and Maunder features the great Australian Soprano Marilyn Richardson. This 4(!) part series covers her career highlights, her adventures through Europe and her 45 year marriage to the multi-talented James Christiansen. stateopera.com.au/kaspar-maunder-podcast/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Such an awe inspiring career. And a wonderful human aswell xxx

A wonderful singer and warm hearted woman! A privilege to know her and to have worked with her.

Marilyn congratulations! A truly magnificent Soprano and such a beautiful woman inside and out. Thank you for sharing Karen xx

Darling Marilyn. What an absolute legend, inspiration and truly lovely person and dear friend. Thank you SOSA for sharing.

Grandma and Grandpa ❤️ Will be listening to this over the weekend! Rest In Peace Grandpa ❤️

How wonderful! Our beautiful Marilyn. What a wonderful woman and friend. She’s so very special. 💞💞💞💞💞

❤❤😪 miss your performances Dad x

Aww I love this woman!!! Marilyn Christiansen you are sublime!! ♥️♥️♥️🎶🎶🎶

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Beautiful legend!

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A few weeks ago we asked you to share photos of your beloved furry friends and you delivered. So we thought it was only fair that we return the favour! Please meet the pets of State Opera – Milo, Kaspar, Pierre, Books, Angus & Eddie, Scout & Finn, Ziggy & Maisie, Augie and Apollo. ... See MoreSee Less

A few weeks ago we asked you to share photos of your beloved furry friends and you delivered. So we thought it was only fair that we return the favour! Please meet the pets of State Opera – Milo, Kaspar, Pierre, Books, Angus & Eddie, Scout & Finn, Ziggy & Maisie, Augie and Apollo.

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What a great idea little cuties

They are all so cute😍😍

Sooo beautiful😘

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Catch a double dose of support for State Opera from The Advertiser today. Look out for Ben Mingay in Adelaide Confidential and Ewart Shaw's review of Carousel online.

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This is a big gamble for State Opera but it pays off in hearts. - Ewart Shaw 

Catch a double dose of support for State Opera from The Advertiser today. Look out for  Ben Mingay in Adelaide Confidential and Ewart Shaws review of Carousel online.

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/state-opera-gamble-pays-off-in-hearts/news-story/b38e098ae2c7186c3ce1064d7835f6ff

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I loved every minute, and left with a tear in my eye. Congrats to Stuart, Yarmila and all the SOSA team and artists. ❤️

It was an amazing show, could not have wished for a better performance.

We absolutely loved it. Congratulations 🥳

Wonderful show on Friday night, loved it!

Outstanding performances all round.

damn, can't read the article online unless a subscriber 😠

It was a fantastic show all round. A great night out.

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🎟Missed out on tickets??🎟 A HANDFUL of tickets have just become available at the very last minute to this Friday and Saturday night's shows. If you hurry you may still be able to catch this incredible show. stateopera.com.au/productions/carousel/ ... See MoreSee Less

🎟Missed out on tickets??🎟 A HANDFUL of tickets have just become available at the very last minute to this Friday and Saturday nights shows. If you hurry you may still be able to catch this incredible show. https://stateopera.com.au/productions/carousel/

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