Jessica is a Masters graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied with Lillian Watson.
She has performed regularly with the Opera Australia Chorus, and made her Opera Australia debut as Barbarina in 2012 (The Marriage of Figaro) as well as touring as Zerlina (Don Giovanni).
For State Opera South Australia, she’s performed Marzelline in Fidelio for which she received a Helpmann nomination, Beth in the Australian première of Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Yum-Yum (The Mikado) and Dew-Fairy (Hansel and Gretel).  For SOSA’s studio program, roles include Tiresias (Les mamelles de Tirésias), Fräulein Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), and Laurette in Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle. Roles performed at the Academy include Calisto (Cavalli’s La Calisto), Barbarina, under Sir Colin Davis, and Le Feu (L’enfant et les sortilèges). She was also awarded the inaugural scholarship for the Royal Academy’s Bach Cantata concert series.  Jessica has performed as a soloist throughout the UK, in Zagreb and recently with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Her Australian awards include the EMR Overseas Scholarship and the Dame Ruby Litchfield Scholarship.


Marzelline – Fidelio (2012)
Dew Fairy – Hansel and Gretel (2010)
Beth – Little Women (2007
Yum Yum – The Mikado (2005)



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State Opera South Australia

Week 1 of rehearsals for Summer of the 17th doll done and dusted!

Tickets still available for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at Her Majesty's Theatre 14-20 November:

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Summer of the 17th Doll. ....... what memories. It must be 40 years since seeing it for the first time.

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Can’t wait to see and hear this terrific cast! 🎶🎉

Love the set. Can’t wait to see it.

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Part of the thrill of Seventeenth Doll, like any great opera, is the ensemble writing for the singers - Anthony Hunt Delves into the ensemble writing in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Richard Mills.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll comes to Her Majesty's Theatre from 14-20 November:
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Antoinette Halloran performed from her balcony in quarantine on the weekend for 9 News Adelaide!

Antoinette plays Olive in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll from 14-20 Nov at Her Majesty's Theatre:
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6 days ago

State Opera South Australia

First day of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll rehearsals with the whole team!

What a bunch of Kewpie pies.

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Throwback to day 12 of quarantine with Dimity Shepherd! We can't wait to have you and the rest of the artists in the studio TODAY for the first day of rehearsals for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. ... See MoreSee Less

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very exciting and well deserved Dimity!! Say hi to my home town for me 🙂

Loving this!!!!

Yay!!! So excited for you!! Enjoy!

Go Dimza! ❤️

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