The Fairy Queen


Amanda Hargreaves

Night and various ensembles
Breanna Stuart

Summer and various ensembles
Caitlin Rowe

The Drunken Poet and Bottom
Christopher-Jack Andrew

The Man and various ensembles
Cen Wei 

Spring and various solos and ensembles
Eliza Bennetts O'Connor

Secrecy, The Woman and various ensembles
Hannah Kostros

Oberon, Autumn and ensembles
Hartley Trusler

Solos and Ensembles
Jack Jordan

Phoebus and various ensembles
Joshua Morton-Galea

Mopsa and Ensembles
Kristin Astouroghlian

Mystery, various solos and ensembles
Lucy Schneider

Coridon, Winter, and Hymen
Nicholas Sheppard

Juno and various ensembles
Miriam Whiting-Reilly

Solos and Ensembles
Uma Dobia


Elliana Martelli
Emily Yamashita
Indiana Gordon
Kamryn McRae 
Madeline Belli
Maryam Adly
Rena Sangawa
Tash Pickering
Wen Chen Ong


Director / Harpsichord I
Donald Nicolson

Harpsichord II
Tim O'Malley

Trumpet I
Thomas Saar

Trumpet II
Declan Ditchfield

Huon Bourne Blue

Oboe 1
Jiyou Yang

Oboe II
Anika Weibgen

Violin I
Lara Mladjen

Violin II
Lachlan Harris

Lachlan Maclaren

Charlotte Kube

Opera Student Repetiteur
Jacie Jia Guo

The cast comprises students enrolled in the Master of Music (Opera Performance) and the
music ensemble is drawn from performers who participate in the Early Music Studio, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

*First year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) students, the Victorian College of the Arts.


Jane Davidson

Music Director
Donald Nicolson

Ballet Choreography
Katy McKeown

Set Designer**
Olivia Pimpinella

Lighting Designer
Tim Bonser

Costume Designer
Juliet Bennie


Production Manager
David Harrod

Stage Manager
Michelle Forbes

Stagecraft Project Coordinator
Alan Logan

Technical Resource Coordinator (Costume)
Georgina Johnson

Eugene McKinnon 

Set Builders
Morgan Jones, Jeremy Ford

Stage Technician
Mungo McKenzie

Kade Greenland

Gregory Lorenzutti

**Third year student in the Master of Production Design (Stage).


Design Mentor
Leon Salom

Acting Coach
Rinske Ginsberg

Music Coach
Thomas Griffiths

Vocal Consultant
Patricia Price


Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts & Music
Professor Marie Sierra

Director of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Professor Richard Kurth

Head of Dance, Victorian College of the Arts
Professor Carol Brown

Head of Design, Victorian College of the Arts
Associate Professor Richard Roberts

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
The staff of the Voice department, Dr Stephen Grant, Anna Connolly
and Linda Barcan and from Early Music coordination, Lyndon Watts.
Also, Associate Professors Richard Davis and Nicholas Williams, Directors of Orchestra and Wind Symphony.

This production of Fairy Queen builds on the Director’s interest in using fabric, light and iconic set items as sculptural/expressive elements in storytelling. This project has emerged in close collaboration between creative team members, the singing, dancing, set, image, costume and lighting being developed to highlight the magical topic of Henry Purcell’s beautiful work.

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