Sydney Opera House

John O'Donnell



Background: With a natural affinity for music and an uncompromising approach to production design John has become successful at interpreting live musical performance in a way that reflects the creative intent of the composer/director/artist. His journey through sound has incorporated many genres of music from contemporary jazz, opera, pop and comedy. His commitment to sound is further enhanced through his affiliated business, Funktion One Australia. Founded 7 years ago and specialising in the distribution and installation of extremely high-quality sound systems for performance venues, this company, like John, is dedicated to transforming the listening experience for theatre and concertgoers

OA repertoire: Gondoliers, HMS Pinafore, Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady

Other Companies: The Australian Art Orchestra, with soloists Paul Kelly, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter; Voices by Phillip Glass; The Black Arm Band; and a number of productions with Paul Grabowsky, including pieces performed by Robyn Archer, Katie Noonan, Joe Lovano


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