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Adrienne Simpson

( b Christchurch, Jan 5, 1949). New Zealand composer and administrator . After initially working as a civil engineer, he completed the BMus at Canterbury University, New Zealand, in 1973 and followed this with postgraduate composition studies at Southampton University with Eric Grabner and Jonathan Harvey. Since ...

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Werner Gallusser

(b Timaru, New Zealand, May 16, 1919; d Perth, Feb 22, 2003). New Zealand conductor, educationist and administrator, resident in Australia. He studied in Dunedin, Otago (MusB 1946) and London, where he won composition prizes at the RAM (1948). He played both the violin and bassoon in his early years, but decided to devote himself to fostering national and international cooperation in music education, working at all levels from pre-school to advanced and adult education. He taught in Dunedin from ...

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Nancy Malitz

(b Brisbane, Dec 21, 1945). Australian director and administrator . He studied singing in Sydney and received the BA at the University of Sydney in 1967. After singing tenor roles with the Elizabethan Trust Opera Company (later the Australian Opera) from 1967 to 1974...

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Elizabeth Wood

(b Boulogne, Jan 13, 1850; d Sydney, May 29, 1905). Australian musical director and composer of French birth. After lessons in Boulogne with the organist Alexandre Guilmant, he went to the Paris Conservatoire in the late 1860s. He subsequently became a violinist with the Jules Rivière orchestra at the Alhambra Theatre, London, for a year before touring the USA with the Theodore Thomas orchestra (...

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Barry Millington

(b Sydney, May 1, 1952). Australian director. After study at Sydney University (1971–4) he founded Opera Factory in Sydney (1973), Zürich (1976) and London (1981–98). Developing rigorous methods of preparation and rehearsal, Opera Factory emphasized the elements of manufacture and creativity in productions assembled under specific conditions. Freeman’s highly physical productions for Opera Factory required great virtuosity of acting. Those of the classics generally involved a search for the points at which the dynamics of the work could directly engage a contemporary audience. Many plumbed new depths of emotion while creating humour that bordered on the farcical. An impressive roster of innovatory stagings in London included Cavalli’s ...

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John Snelson

(b Wellington, New Zealand, Feb 15, 1946). New Zealand writer on musical theatre. He studied law and classics at Canterbury University, New Zealand, subsequently joining the New Zealand Opera company as a bass singer. After moving to London he became a casting director and then a theatrical agent in musical theatre; from ...

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Graeme Skinner

(b Lae, Papua New Guinea, Sept 27, 1958). Australian composer, pianist, jazz band leader, and arts administrator. Classically trained, but having spent his early career largely in jazz, he is one of Australia’s most highly-acclaimed early twenty-first-century composers in any genre. Both as composer and performer, he has been committed to collaborative, improvisatory, and cross-cultural projects. His programming of Indigenous Australian content at the 50th-anniversary Adelaide Festival in ...

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J.M. Thomson

(b Wellington, Sept 11, 1925; d Lower Hutt, Sept 6, 2004). New Zealand composer, conductor and administrator. He studied at Victoria University, Wellington (BMus 1956), and at the Royal College of Music, London (1948–50), with Gordon Jacob and William Lloyd Webber. After returning to New Zealand he played an influential role in musical life, notably as conductor of the National Youth Orchestra (...

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Thérèse Radic

(b shepparton, Victoria, July 1, 1894; d Sydney, June 10, 1982). Australian conductor and musical organizer. He won a South Province scholarship in 1911 and studied at the RCM in London; during and after World War I he spent five years in the Royal Artillery. In ...

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J.M. Thomson

(b Wellington, Feb 6, 1945; d Sydney, July 30, 1995). New Zealand harpsichordist, organist, choral and orchestral director. A brilliant student, he took the BMus at Victoria University, Wellington, in 1968. Following postgraduate study in Brussels (1972), he was awarded the Kingdom of Belgium Pro Arte Gold Medal. In ...

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(b Dublin, March 21, 1827; d Melbourne, Nov 27, 1880). Australian impresario . Born into an impoverished Irish gentry family, he was a soldier of fortune before turning to the stage in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1858 he became manager of a New Orleans-based touring opera company assembled by his brother Frederick. After recruiting the Americans Lucy Escott and Henry Squires, former stars of J. H. Tully’s National English Opera, the company had successful seasons in California before leaving for Melbourne, which they reached on ...

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Max Loppert

(b Shanghai, Jan 8, 1946). Australian director. He was educated at Melbourne University and at Oxford, and started his career in opera when comparatively young. In 1975 he came to prominence at Covent Garden with a stripped-down, low-budget production of Peter Grimes which won enormous popular and critical success and indeed can fairly be said to have gained the opera itself a new lease of life. The production was subsequently recorded and taken across Europe and to the USA on various Royal Opera tours. Moshinsky, currently an associate producer at Covent Garden, has produced there ...

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Roger Covell

(b Sydney, November 18, 1943). Australian administrator and director. He studied production at the National Institute for Dramatic Art and then worked as a stage manager with the Elizabethan Trust Opera (now the Australian Opera) from 1963 to 1965, the Sutherland-Williamson touring company (...

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Peter Downes and Charles Pitt

Family of Australian, later New Zealand, impresario. They directed a series of children’s and juvenile opera companies called the Lilliputians or Pollard’s Lilliputian Opera Company. The first company was formed in Launceston, Tasmania, in 1881 by James Joseph Pollard (1833–84), who had settled in Australia in ...

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Werner Gallusser

( b Sydney, April 10, 1906; d Broadbeach, Queensland, Dec 27, 1972). Australian conductor and administrator . He was among the first students at the NSW Conservatorium, where he graduated with teaching and performing diplomas for both the piano and the oboe; at the age of 21 he joined the teaching staff. In ...

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Harold Love

(b Jan 30, 1830; d Melbourne, Nov 29, 1899). Australian impresario. A violinist of German-Jewish descent, he went to Australia in 1865 as a touring concert artist with his French wife Fannie (née Dehaes, 1835–96), a soprano. In 1866 the couple joined W. S. Lyster’s opera company, in which Fannie had great success as Sélika in ...

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Samuel Cottell

(b Budapest, April 11, 1928; d Sydney, April 4, 2013). Australian pianist, music arranger, composer, music director, and conductor of Hungarian Jewish origin. At a young age Tycho appeared as soloist performing concertos on live radio broadcasts with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra. He subsequently enrolled at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, studying the piano with ...