Rinat Shaham - Carmen

Rinat Shaham

Performing 22, 24, 27, and 30 March, and 2, 4, 6, 9 and 11 April.

Born in Israel, Rinat Shaham has been one of the world's most acclaimed Carmens since her debut in the role at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2004. 

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Milijana Nikolic - Carmen

Milijana Nikolic

Performing 23, 26, 28 and 31 March, and 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12 April.

Milijana has sung leading mezzo-soprano roles throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand including Carmen for the Savolinna Festival in Finland, for Opera Australia in Sydney and for State Opera of South Australia in Adelaide.

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Dmytro Popov - Don José

Dmytro Popov

Performing 22, 27 and 30 March, and 2, 4, 6 and 11 April.

Dmytro Popov was a prize winner at Plácido Domingo’s 2007 Operalia World Contest in Paris. He made his debut with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2011 as Ivan Sergeyevich Lïkov (The Tsar’s Bride) and then went on to sing Rodolfo (La bohème).

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Adam Diegel - Don José

Adam Diegel

Performing 23, 26, 28 and 31 March, and 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12 April.

Adam Diegel, who is rapidly establishing himself internationally, is renowned for his impassioned dramatic sense, powerful voice, and for his classic leading looks in the lyric tenor repertoire.

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Andrew Jones - Escamillo

Andrew Jones

Performing 22, 24, 27 and 30 March, 2, 4, 6, 9 and 11 April.

Andrew has built up an impressive list of credits with Australia’s leading performing organisations including Opera Australia performances of Escamillo in Carmen (2011); Papageno in the new production of The Magic Flute in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane last year; and Zurga in The Pearlfishers.

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James Clayton - Escamillo

James Clayton

Performing 23, 26, 28 and 31 March, and 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12 April.

James Clayton is one the leading singers to emerge from Western Australia in recent years singing a wide range of repertoire which includes works by Mozart, Bizet, Verdi, Wagner and Puccini.

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Nicole Car - Micaëla

Nicole Car

Performing 22, 24, 27 and 30 March, and 2, 4, 6, 9 and 11 April.

Nicole Car is one of Australia’s most outstanding young sopranos.

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Sharon Prero - Micaëla

Sharon Prero

Performing 23, 26, 28 and 31 March, and 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12 April.

A finalist in the Australian Singing Competition, the German Operatic Awards, the Metropolitan Opera Awards and the ABC Young Performers’ Awards, Sharon Prero has gone on to perform extensively both nationally and internationally in opera and on the concert platform.

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Ariya Sawadivong - Frasquita

Ariya Sawadivong

Brilliant young Thai-American soprano Ariya Sawadivong is increasing demand for operatic and concert performances around the world.

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Tania Ferris - Mercédès

Tania Ferris

Tania has sung the role of Carmen for Oz Opera, the touring and educational arm of Opera Australia, and the role of Mercédès for the mainstage.

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Sam Roberts-Smith - Remendado

Sam Roberts-Smith

Among the many highlights of Sam’s career to date is his being chosen to appear as a guest artist for both Dame Joan Sutherland’s 80th Birthday Gala and Richard Bonynge’s 80th Birthday Gala.  

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Luke Gabbedy - Dancairo

Luke Gabbedy

When Luke Gaddedy performed the role of Aeneas in Opera Australia’s Dido and Aeneas the Sydney Morning Herald’s review descibed him as ‘singing with burnished tone and purposeful strength’. He has performed extensively with Opera Australia since his debut with the Company.

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Adrian Tamburini - Zuniga

Adrian Tamburini

Adrian’s versatility and musicality quickly established him as a young and promising singer leading to roles in some of opera’s greatest works.

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Samuel Dundas - Moralès

Samuel Dundas

Samuel has perfomed a wide range of repertoire for Opera Australia both on the main stage and for an Oz Opera tour of Don Giovanni (singing the demanding title role). He has also performed extensively in concert.

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