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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

 

Acting Concertmaster Huy-Nguyen Bui
Acting Deputy Concertmaster Catalin Ungureanu

 

Violin
Adrian Keating*
Tony Gault*
Airena Nakamura (2nd Violins)
Mark Fitzpatrick* ( 2nd Violins)
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
Amanda Murphy+
Angela Lindsay+
David Dixon
Magda Kruszynska
Marilyn Wilson

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

Double Bass
Brett Berthold
Andrew Meisel*
Edmund Bastian

 

Flute
Elizabeth Pring
Amanda Hollins*

Piccolo
Diane Berger

Oboe
Conall McClure
Matthew Tighe*
Mark Bruwel

Cor Anglais
Andrew Malec

Clarinet
Peter Jenkin
Richard Rourke
John Lewis#

Bassoon
Douglas Eyre
Matthew Ockenden*
Gillian Hansen

Horn
Bourian Boubbov
Victoria Chatterley
Lisa Wynne-Allen
David Thompson^

 

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

Timpani
David Clarence
Allan Watson

Harp
Jane Rosenson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italics Principal
* Associate Principal
+ Acting Assistant Principal
# Contract Musician
^ Guest 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