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Lindy Hume

Ruddigore, or the Witch's Curse, Mozart Airborne

Lindy Hume, Opera Queensland’s Artistic Director, is one of Australia’s leading directors, acknowledged internationally for fresh interpretations of a wide variety of repertoire, and for progressive artistic leadership of a number of Australian arts organisations, most recently Sydney Festival (2010-2012) and Perth International Arts Festival (2004-2007). She was Artistic Director of West Australian Opera (1992-96), Victoria State Opera and then OzOpera of Opera Australia (1996-2001) and was appointed Artistic Director of Opera Queensland in 2012.

Lindy won a Helpmann Award for her production of Richard Mills’ Batavia for ‘Best Director of an Opera’, and in 2010 her Sydney Festival won five Helpmann Awards from nine nominations including Best New Australian Work. She has directed numerous productions for companies including Opera Australia, West Australian Opera, Pinchgut Opera, New Zealand Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin), Opera St Gallen, Leipzig Opera, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Aldeburgh Festival.

This year Lindy returns to Seattle Opera, New Zealand Opera and makes her Royal Opera, Stockholm debut. She is recognised as a champion of new Australian work across a range of genres and excellence in regional arts, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from UWA in 2007 for her contribution to the arts in WA.