STUART MAUNDER

DIRECTOR

Stuart has been directing musical theatre and opera in Australia for the last thirty years. He joined The Australian Opera as Stage Manager in 1978, becoming a Resident Director in 1981. In 1992 he joined The Royal Opera (UK) as a Staff Director whilst continuing to direct in Australia, regional UK, France and the USA.
In 1999 Stuart was appointed as Artistic Administrator of Opera Australia, and later its Executive Producer (04-08). His OA productions include Tales of Hoffmann, Manon, Gypsy Princess, Don Pasquale, My Fair Lady and A Little Night Music. His Trial by Jury, HMS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance have been televised nationally on ABC TV.
Music Theatre productions include Australian tours of Dusty – The Original Pop Diva, Shout! and Little Women; the Australasian tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the first concert version of Phantom of the Opera.
Recent Australian productions include Cunning Little Vixen, Carmen (State Opera), Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd and Cunning Little Vixen
(Victorian Opera) and Cunning Little Vixen, Tosca, Rigoletto, The Pearl Fishers, La boheme (West Australian Opera).
Stuart was General Director of New Zealand Opera (2014-18) where he directed Candide, Tosca, Sweeney Todd and The Mikado.
In July 2018 he commenced as Artistic Director of State Opera South Australia.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Director – The Mikado (2019)
Director – Cunning Little Vixen (2019)
Director – Carmen In the Square (2019)

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1 day ago

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: stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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

These photos are a great advertisement

John Mather

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

Love the set. Can’t wait to see it.

Looks fabulous

Fantastic!

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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: stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/
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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: stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/
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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.

#summeroftheseventeenthdoll #opera #stateopera2020 #heykewpie #australianopera
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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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