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Orchestra

 
 
The members of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO) form one of the busiest and most versatile orchestras in Australia.

In a typical year, the Sydney-based Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra will give some 175 performances of more than a dozen operas, and more than 80 performances of four ballets.

The Orchestra will work with a dozen different conductors and perform repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Berg. It also appears in gala concerts and special events such as Mazda Opera in the Domain and the New Year’s Eve Gala Concert, both in Sydney.

For more information about the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO), please contact us at:

T: 02 9699 1099
F: 02 9699 3184
E: aobo@opera.org.au

 

Concertmaster Laura Hamilton
Associate Concertmaster Huy-Nguyen Bui

 

Violin
Adrian Keating+
Catalin Ungureanu+
Tony Gault+
Airena Nakamura (Principal 2nd Violin)
Mark Fitzpatrick (Ass. Principal 2nd)
Virginia Blunt
Thomas Dundas
Rachel Easton
Yu-Qing Rebecca Irwin
Marek Kruszynski
Samuel Podjarski
Daniel Rosenbaum
Robert Sek
Jaroslaw Talar
Rachel Westwood

Viola
Virginia Comerford
David Dixon
Magda Kruszynska
Amanda Murphy
Marilyn Wilson

Cello
Eszter Mikes-Liu*
Pierre Emery
Andrew Hines
Margaret Iddison
Henry Urbanavicius

Double Bass
Brett Berthold
Andrew Meisel*
Edmund Bastian
Jennifer Penno

 

Flute
Elizabeth Pring
Amanda Hollins*
Alistair Howlett

Piccolo
Diane Berger

Oboe
Conall McClure
Matthew Tighe*
Mark Bruwel

Cor Anglais
Andrew Malec

Clarinet
Peter Jenkin
Catherine McCorkill*
Richard Rourke

Bassoon
Douglas Eyre
Matthew Ockenden*
Gillian Hansen

Horn
Victoria Chatterley
Lisa Wynne-Allen

 

Trumpet
Joshua Clarke
Craig Ross*
Bruce Hellmers

Cornet
Brian Evans

Trombone
Gregory van der Struik
Brett Favell*
William Farmer

Bass Trombone
Brett Page

Tuba
Edwin Diefes

Percussion
Shaun Trubiano
Allan Watson*

Timpani
David Clarence

Harp
Jane Rosenson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italics Principal
+ Principal 1st Violin
* Associate Principal
 

ORCHESTRA MANAGEMENT

 

General Manager, Orchestra Gérard Patacca
Deputy Orchestra Manager

Emma In der Maur

Orchestral Operations Manager Anna Dodgshun
Assistant Orchestra Manager Ella Howard
Orchestra Co-ordinator Valérie Morgan-Pertus
Senior Staging Assistant Scott Moon

 

 

 

 

ORCHESTRA VICTORIA

During Opera Australia seasons at the Arts Centre Melbourne, our performance partner is Orchestra Victoria