Josh Piterman

in the role of

The Phantom

Josh Piterman

in the role of

The Phantom

Josh was thrilled to be playing the Phantom in the Original West End Production of The Phantom of the Opera in London prior to the COVID shutdown. He is an established musical theatre performer and classical crossover recording artist who has worked prolifically since he graduated from Federation University in 2006. Josh commenced his career performing with the international pop opera group The Ten Tenors before making his mark as Tony in the 2010 Australian production of West Side Story. His other musical theatre credits include Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger in the 2016 season of Cats, Edward (Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers), Corny Collins (Hairspray), The Caliph (Kismet), Giuseppe (The Light in the Piazza), Jamie (The Last Five Years) and Gerry Goffin (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical).

Amy Manford

in the role of

Christine Daaé

Amy Manford

in the role of

Christine Daaé

Amy is an Australian/American soprano, who most recently performed the role of ‘Christine Daaé’ in the original production of The Phantom of the Opera on the West End before a short stint in Greece in the same role last year. Prior to her West End debut, Amy had performed internationally as a soloist with the London Handel, London Cello and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s. She was especially honoured to perform as a soloist for Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. In 2017, Amy graduated with a Master of Performance from the prestigious Royal College of Music, London. Before moving to London, Amy had graduated with a Bachelor of Music at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in her hometown, Perth.

Blake Bowden

in the role of

Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny

Blake Bowden

in the role of

Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny

Most recently Blake was seen in the acclaimed role of Elder Price in the Australian production of The Book of Mormon (Gordon Frost Organisation), for which in 2019 he was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Musical. Blake’s previous roles include Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof (TML Enterprises), Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd (Victorian Opera), Edward Lyons in Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), Anthony Pemberton in Beyond Desire (Neil Rutherford Productions) and Lt. Joseph Cable in South Pacific (Opera Australia/GFO). Other theatre credits: Tony in Masterclass (LeftBauer Prods), Snowboy in West Side Story (Ambassador Theatre Group), Jekyll and Hyde (TML Enterpresises), The Boy From Oz Arena Spectacular with Hugh Jackman (Gannon/Fox) and Dirty Dancing (Jacobsen Entertainment).

Giuseppina Grech

in the role of

Carlotta Guidicelli

Giuseppina Grech

in the role of

Carlotta Guidicelli

Australian-Italian Soprano, Giuseppina Grech, holds a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the Melbourne Conservatorium. In 2014, she was awarded the Italian Acclaim Opera Fellowship to study at La Scala, Italy. Debuting with Opera Australia in 2016, Giuseppina performed the principal roles of Isabella and Ferdinand in El Kid. In 2021, Giuseppina performed the role of Frasquita in Opera Australia’s National Tour of Carmen. Other notable stage credits include: Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Valencienne (The Merry Widow), Josephine (HMS Pinafore), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), and Lady Thiang (The King & I) earning her a Music Theatre Guild nomination. Giuseppina is thrilled to be making her role debut as Carlotta Giudicelli in The Phantom of the Opera.

David Whitney

in the role of

Monsieur Firmin

David Whitney

in the role of

Monsieur Firmin

David is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. He has previously performed in Opera Australia’s productions of West Side Story, The Merry Widow, My Fair Lady. His musical theatre credits include; Funny Girl, Fiddler on The Roof, Rock of Ages, Damn Yankees!, Spamalot, Man of La Mancha, Sunset Boulevard, The Producers, The Phantom of the Opera, The Wizard of Oz, Chess, A Chorus Line. David’s numerous theatre and television credits include; Wharf Revue, Saint Joan, Cyrano de Bergerac, Mrs Warren’s Profession (STC) Luna Gale, Relatively Speaking (Ensemble); Dracula, 1984 (Shake & Stir); Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Henry 4, (Bell Shakespeare); The Power of Yes (Belvoir), A Place to Call Home, Love Child, Wonderland.

Andy Morton

in the role of

Monsieur André

Andy Morton

in the role of

Monsieur André

Andy Morton is originally from the United Kingdom, where he enjoyed a varied career in both opera and musical theatre. He has played Jean Valjean in Les Misérables(West End), Martin in Martin Guerre (Cameron Mackintosh National Tour) and been in the original cast for Boy George’s Taboo and Jerry Springer the Opera. Other roles include Ralph Rackstraw (HMS Pinafore), Nanki Poo (Mikado), Paris (Belle Helène), Nemorino (Elixir of Love), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Fenton (Falstaff) and Professor Winklebeam in Pinocchio at Covent Garden. He directed La Bohème for Opera Australia on the Sydney Harbour in 2018 and Bluebeard’s Castle at the Sydney Opera House in March 2021.

Jayde Westaby

in the role of

Madame Giry

Jayde Westaby

in the role of

Madame Giry

Hailing from the UK, Jayde trained at Bird College of Performing Arts in London. Most recently Jayde played Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia at The Star Theatre, Gold Coast. Jayde’s credits include playing the role of Magenta (The Rocky Horror Show, UK & Australian Tour), Mona & Cover Velma Kelly (Chicago, London West End), Mary Delgado (Jersey Boys, London West End), Anita (50th Anniversary tour of West Side Story), Rizzo (Grease, London West End), Stephanie Mangano (Saturday Night Fever, UK Tour), Thoroughly Modern Millie (London West End), Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (UK Tour), Melpomene (Xanadu, The Hayes Theatre, Sydney), Dream Lover (Sydney Lyric Theatre), Tanya (Mamma Mia Australian Tour) and Mrs. Teavee (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

Paul Tabone

in the role of

Ubaldo Piangi

Paul Tabone

in the role of

Ubaldo Piangi

Paul is an Italian Australian-born tenor based in London. He has performed internationally in both opera and musical theatre, in roles such as Duca Di Mantova (Rigoletto) at the Opera Naţională București (Romani), Pinkerton (Madam Butterfly) Teatro Del Giglio (Italy). He played the role of Squelch in the brilliant Australian production of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies which has been recorded by Universal studios. He reprised the role in Germany in 2015 and has recently concluded 4 years as Ubaldo Piangi in The Phantom of The Opera in London’s West End. Paul has recently released his debut album This is Me, which rose to #1 on the classical crossover charts in Australia, United Kingdon and USA.

Mietta White

in the role of

Meg Giry

Mietta White

in the role of

Meg Giry

Mietta is a young passionate performer who has been dancing and singing at Centrestage Performing Arts School in Melbourne since 3 years of age. Mietta’s theatre debut was in the Melbourne season of Annie in 2012 with GFO, where she played the role of Kate.  Mietta’s television credits include a guest appearance in City Homicide for Channel 7, the role of Middle Girl in My Beautiful Blue Eyes and a lead role of Gabbi Ormond in Conspiracy 365 with Director Paul Goldman.  Mietta has also appeared in television commercials, short films and voice overs and will soon appear in the role of Paige in the feature film The Red Shoes. Initially cast as Becca in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie which was postponed, Mietta is now very excited to be playing the role of Meg Giry in Phantom Of The Opera and wishes to thank her family and team at Ian White Management for their love and support.

Troy Sussman

in the role of

Auctioneer

Troy Sussman

in the role of

Auctioneer

Troy has worked for over 30 years as a professional performer and in those years he has been one of the most prolific artists in the industry, working throughout Australasia and the West End. Theatre credits include Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Guys and Dolls, We Will Rock You, Mary Poppins, to name a few. Most recently he appeared as Babkak in Disney’s Aladdin and as Curveball in the online hit Who’s Your Baghdaddy. Troy was in the original Australian production of The Phantom of the Opera and is thrilled to be part of this new production.

Daniel Koek

in the role of

Porter, Jeweller

Daniel Koek

in the role of

Porter, Jeweller

Hailing from South Australia, Daniel studied classical voice at the Conservatorium in Adelaide before moving to London to complete his Masters in Musical Theatre at the Mountview Academy. Whilst in Europe Daniel also studied in Amsterdam and sung a season with Nationale Reis Opera of the Netherlands. Theatre roles include Jean Val Jean in the West End Production of Les Miserables, Lt Cable in the Lincoln Centre Production of South Pacific both UK and Australian tours, Anatoly in CHESS UK tour, Tony in 50th Anniversary Production of West Side Story, Father Frank in the World Tour of Saturday Night Fever and principle cast in Pacific Overtures. Daniel has recorded 2 studio albums and is also a highly regarded Performance & Vocal Coach.

Paul Whiteley

in the role of

Ensemble, Passarino

Paul Whiteley

in the role of

Ensemble, Passarino

Paul is honoured to return to the Paris Opera House after touring Asia as the Phantom understudy in the 25th Anniversary world tour. Previous credits include Billy Elliot 10th Anniversary Australian tour and original 2007/09 Australian cast tour, Opera Aust/GFO Evita and My Fair Lady  60th Anniversary Australian tour, Jersey Boys Sydney season,  Jekyll & Hyde Korean tour,  West Australian Opera’s The Merry Widow, Götterdämmerung, Nostradamus and Batavia. Paul’s varied career saw him first step onto stage as a rock drummer, then lead singer, in Adelaide R’n’R bands. He is also a Producer and Artistic Director normally splitting his time between Australia and Taiwan. He is a graduate of WAAPA Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre and a proud Equity member since 2012.

Anton Berezin

in the role of

Monsieur Reyer

Anton Berezin

in the role of

Monsieur Reyer

Anton Berezin has had a long career in opera, musical theatre and on screen. He last performed with Opera Australia in Evita. His Music Theatre credits include Sweeney Todd, The Light in the Piazza, Once, City of Angels, Wicked, Doctor Zhivago, The Producers, Side Show Alley, Cabaret the Musical, Follies, Fiddler on the Roof, How To Succeed in Business, Promises Promises, Cats, Mack and Mabel and Anything Goes. On television, Anton has had roles in Newton’s Law, Jack Irish, Neighbours, The Secret Life of Us, Marshall Law, MDA and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. In 2015, he appeared in Princess Pictures’ television opera The Divorce. Anton was a founding Director of Life Like Touring and The Entertainment Store.

Liam White

in the role of

Slave Master

Liam White

in the role of

Slave Master

Liam began his training in Coffs Harbour. At the age of 15 he decided to pursue ballet as a career so he began fulltime study at Tanya Pearsons Classical Coaching Academy in Sydney. Liam then went on to study in Germany at
Tanz Akademie Mannheim. He finished his training at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin before doing an apprenticeship with Badisches Staats theater Karlsruhe. He was then offered a place with Ballett Magdeburg where he danced various Soloist and group roles in both ballets and musicals including including Raymonda, Le Corsaire, Nutcracker, Coppelia, West Side Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Wizard of Oz, as well as many other productions.

Edward Smith

in the role of

Slave Master

Edward Smith

in the role of

Slave Master

Edward Smith was born in Camden, NSW, and developed a love for classical ballet at an early age. At 16, Edward was accepted into the Australian Ballet School before joining The Australian Ballet where he performed corps de ballet and soloist roles in works by Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky and John Neumier, amongst a repertoire of traditional classical ballets, most notably the principal role of ‘Franz’ in Coppelia and the ‘Peasant Pas de Deux’ in Giselle. In October of 2020, Edward accepted a position with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, one of the only ballet companies on stage during that time, and performed in their acclaimed seasons of The Sleeping Beauty and Giselle. Edward is delighted to return to Australia in order to join the cast of The Phantom of the Opera which marks his musical theatre debut.

Annie Aitken

in the role of

Princess, Madame Firmin

Annie Aitken

in the role of

Princess, Madame Firmin

Annie is a rising star of the Australian Music Theatre Stage and the 2018 Rob Guest Endowment Award winner, she is best known for starring as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Production Company), Cunégonde in Candide (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs) winning her a Broadway World Award for Best Lead Actress in an Opera, originating Nellie Melba in Melba (Hayes Theatre Company) earning her a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best Lead Female Actor in a Musical. Other credits include: Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical (Sydney Theatre Company/Global Creatures), Jekyll and Hyde 25th Anniversary Concert (Concertworks), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder(The Production Company), Anything Goes (Opera Australia/Gordon Frost Organisation) and Maria cover in The Sound of Music (Gordon Frost Organisation/Really Useful Group).

Bridget Costello

in the role of

Princess, Christine Daaé at certain performances

Bridget Costello

in the role of

Princess, Christine Daaé at certain performances

Bridget recently played the role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End. Joining the company in 2016 as Swing, she moved up to understudy Christine in 2017 through to 2019 and played Alternate Christine in 2019 to 2020. Bridget moved to London in 2013 to study a Post Graduate Diploma in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. Prior to this she graduated from the New Zealand School of Music with a Bachelor of Music and a Post Graduate Diploma in Performance Voice. Her theatre credits include Princess Beautiful (The Tinderbox, Charing Cross Theatre), Princess Ida (Princess Ida, Finborough Theatre), Soloist/Ensemble (Thursford Christmas Spectacular), Ensemble (Madame Butterfly, New Zeland Opera), Ensemble (The Bartered Bride, New Zeland Opera).

Kayleigh Marven

in the role of

Princess

Kayleigh Marven

in the role of

Princess

Kayleigh Marven is excited to make her Opera Australia and main stage debut in The Phantom of the Opera. This watershed moment is the fulfilment of a personal, lifetime dream. Fuelled by a passion for Musical Theatre, Kayleigh has enjoyed establishing herself as a talented and versatile performer over the last three years. Kayleigh’s musical background includes receiving a Scholarship of Excellence to study (Classical Voice) at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University and studying Musical Theatre at The Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre (BAMT).

Naomi Livinston

in the role of

Wild Woman, Confidante

Naomi Livinston

in the role of

Wild Woman, Confidante

Naomi is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Her credits include Les Miserables (Australian Tour), GFO’s Wicked (Asia Tour), Sport For Jove’s The Tempest, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, KXT/The Invisible Circus’ The Angelica Complex, Elegies (Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club), The Libertine (Darlinghurst Theatre Company) and John and Jen (Sydney Fringe Festival). Naomi was a featured vocalist in the Epiphanies concert (Seymour Centre) and in albums Together/Apart (Nick and Lincoln) Morgan’s Run (SOA, Gavin Lockley, Colleen McCollough) and So Long Lives This.

Andrew Dunne

in the role of

Monsieur LeFèvre, Fire Chief

Andrew Dunne

in the role of

Monsieur LeFèvre, Fire Chief

Andrew is one of Australia’s most versatile performers with a career spanning over 30 years. His extensive career covers Musical Theatre, Opera, Theatre, Children’s Musical Theatre and Corporate Entertainment.  He has just returned from the highly successful “Cats” in South Korea, this marked his fourth Cats Tour. His Musical Theatre credits include: Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, Sweeney Todd, Me and My Girl, Pirates of Penzance, South Pacific and Annie Get Your Gun. He has appeared in many productions around Australia which include Possum Magic, Pinocchio, Peter Rabbit, Puff the Magic Dragon and as the Famous Mr Toad in The Wind in the Willows. Andrew is thrilled to be returning to The Phantom of the Opera in this new production for Australia.

Raphael Wong

in the role of

Joseph Buquet

Raphael Wong

in the role of

Joseph Buquet

Raphael is thrilled to join The Phantom of the Opera company. Raphael made his professional debut in Opera Australia’s Turandot, and since then, has performed on stage and in concert across Australia, the USA, China, and Germany.Raphael is a two-time finalist in the prestigious Herald Sun Aria Competition, a runner-up in the National Liederfest, a Green Room Award nominee, and was a Top 6 Finalist in the Inaugural Artists of Colour (AOC) Initiative Music Theatre Competition in 2020. Recent roles include The King in The Sleeping Beauty (Victorian Opera) and featured artist in The Music of the Night – Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Spears Entertainment). Raphael is a proud member of the MEAA and is grateful for the love and support of Tiffany (we did it!), son Theodore and his family and friends.

Benjamin Clark

in the role of

Hairdresser

Benjamin Clark

in the role of

Hairdresser

Ben Clark studied Music Theatre at The Victorian College of the Arts and shortly after he graduated, he joined international touring group The Ten Tenors where he toured the world for 6 years.  Phantom of the Opera marks Ben’s return to Opera Australia having played the role of Prince Tamino in The Magic Flute for the 2012 season of their school’s tour. Ben has also appeared in the Helpmann award winning season of Sweeney Todd (Victorian Opera). In 2018 Ben appeared on hit show ‘The Voice’, going on to finish the season in 5th place. Ben has had the opportunity to sing The Australian National Anthem at some of the country’s premier sporting events including the Melbourne Cup and the Boxing Day Test.

Kiran Rajasingam

in the role of

Don Attilio

Kiran Rajasingam

in the role of

Don Attilio

Kiran graduated from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Bachelor of Music) where he was awarded several prizes for excellence in music. Kiran’s stage credits include Mr Waa (Parrwang Lifts the Sky), Herod (The Play of Herod), The King (Cendrillon), Ein Cappadocier (Salome), Mr Mayor (The Pied Piper) and Scientist #1 (The Grumpiest Boy in the World) for Victorian Opera. He has also performed chorus roles in Aida and Ernani (Opera Australia) and Parsifal, Il Barbieredi Siviglia, La Sonnambula, William Tell, I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Cunning Little Vixen (Victorian Opera). Kiran is a sought-after recitalist, having performed sold out concerts and recitals around Australia. Kiran is a recipient of the Robert Salzer Foundation Award (The National Liederfest).

Lewis Francis

in the role of

Policeman in the Pit

Lewis Francis

in the role of

Policeman in the Pit

While completing his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Auckland (majoring in Marketing and Commercial Law) Lewis trained extensively with Frances Wilson Fitzgerald at the Auckland Opera Studio. He was then successful in becoming member of the New Zeland Opera freemasons chorus from 2015 – 2017. In 2015 Lewis won the presidents cup for most promising vocal artist at the North Shore Singing Competition, and also won the John Bond Award at NZ Aria in 2016, for the most promising vocal artist. Theatre credits include, Jersey Boys (G&T Productions), The Book of Mormon Australian Tour (GFO), for NZ Opera: The Mikado, The Magic Flute, Otello, Turandot, Carmen and Tosca and for AMICI Productions: Anything Goes and Mamma Mia! Screen credits include Frozen Moments, The Pact and The Bridge to Terabithia. 

Laura Bianchi-Bishop

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Laura Bianchi-Bishop

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Laura Bianchi-Bishop is a classically trained ballet dancer born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Laura trained at Tanya Pearsons Academy in Sydney before travelling overseas to complete her training at the Dutch National Ballet Academy. She has performed with the Sydney City Youth Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Introdans Neoclassical Company, The Queensland Ballet, Teatro de la Scala and Opera Australia dancing in works such as Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Sacre de Printemps, Strictly Gershwin, Don Quixote, Lakme, Il Viaggio a Reims, Atilla, Turandot, Anna Bolena and Aida. Laura studied at the Royal Academy of Dance, Cecchetti Ballet of Australia and currently holds a Bachelor of Arts and multiple Dance Teaching Certificates.

Christina Gibbs

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Christina Gibbs

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Christina trained at Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy Sydney and English National Ballet School. Her performance credentials include: Ballet Ensemble in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera in Germany, The Royal Opera House’s Les Vêpres Siciliennes at Covent Garden London, The Johann Strauss Gala UK and International Tour, Company Artist with New English Ballet Theatre, Odette/Olga in Anastasia; The Broadway Musical, The Palladium Theatre’s Stuttgart and Coryphée Artist with Opera Nova Bydgoszcz, Poland.  Christina is delighted to be back home and part of such an iconic show.

Claudia Hastings

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Claudia Hastings

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Claudia began her ballet training in Arizona at the Yen Li Chen Ballet School before moving to Australia at 15 where she completed full-time studies at Queensland National Ballet and Ev and Bow, culminating in the opportunity to perform with The Royal Ballet in Brisbane. Claudia has worked with Opera Australia since 2018 performing in; Aida, Anna Bolena, Best of the Operas and Attila. As the female award recipient at the BICD Prix in 2018, Claudia completed a short term traineeship with the Sydney Dance Company. Later that year Claudia travelled to Oman to be a part of the creation of Lakme with world renowned director Davide Livermore and The Royal Opera House of Muscat. Claudia has most recently completed a tour with Projection Dance Company.

Elisha Zion Lee

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Elisha Zion Lee

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Based in Melbourne with Indonesian and Korean heritage, Elisha made her professional debut as a child actor in The King & I for the Production Company, as Princess Ying Lao Lak. She first discovered her love for ballet studying under Kate Reilly. Ever eager to grow as an artist, Elisha undertook full-time dance & musical theatre studies at Dance World Studios, under a scholarship program and graduated in 2020. Performing in The Phantom Of The Opera’s corps de ballet is an important turning point for Elisha, because it represents the transition from ‘child actor’ to ‘adult artist’. She dedicates her performances to her parents and all her teachers for supporting her on this journey.

Emma McFarlane

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Emma McFarlane

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Emma discovered her love for performing at Footworks Dance Academy before training at the Australian Ballet School where she graduated as dux of the school.  The following year she joined the Australian Ballet company where she performed in all the major classical ballets including Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker, Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty, Stanton Welch’s La Bayadere, and soloist roles in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle. She toured extensively with the company throughout Australia and to London. She is very excited to be making her musical theatre debut in The Phantom of the Opera.

Brittany Page

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Brittany Page

in the role of

Corps de Ballet

Brittany began her performance career as Gretel in the Sound of Music at the age of 6 with The Gordon Frost Organization. Since then she has strived to become a versatile and powerful performer through training at multiple institutions such as The Australian Ballet School, Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance and Transit Dance. Represented by Ian White Management, Brittany’s professional credits include; The Production Company’s West Side Story, Bonnie Lythgoe’s Sleeping Beauty, David Venn’s The Wedding Singer, Opera Australia’s West Side Story and La Traviata. Brittany would like to thank her family for their constant support and love that allows her to continue to follow her love for performing.

Eleanor Blytheman

in the role of

Swing

Eleanor Blytheman

in the role of

Swing

Eleanor trained at the Elder Conservatorium of Music (University of Adelaide), Adelaide and the Royal College of Music, London. Eleanor’s opera credits include; Rosina in The Barber of Seville (Opera Australia), The Queen of Hearts in By the Light of the Moon (Opera Australia), Amy March in Little Women (State Opera of South Australia), Mrs. Jenks in The Tenderland (Mad Cow Theatre Company) and The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute (Co-Opera). Eleanor’s music theatre credits include, Madame Firman/Cartwheel/Confidante/Wardrobe Mistress in The Phantom of the Opera (Cameron Mackintosh, London), Page/Wildwoman/Cartwheel in The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall and Sister Magaretta in The Sound of Music (Gordon Frost Organisation).

Gavin Brown

in the role of

Swing

Gavin Brown

in the role of

Swing

Gavin Brown is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium where he received a Bachelor of Music (Performance) and a Master of Music (Opera Performance). 2019 saw him in New York performing the roles of Tamino (The Magic Flute), Basilio (The Marriage of Figaro) and in an operatic gala at Carnegie Hall. Gavin is currently engaged with Opera Australia as a member of the extra chorus and Pacific Opera as a young artist. Recent credits include Aida (Opera Australia), H.M.S. Pinafore (Hayes Theatre Co), and the new Australian works Chop Chef (Blush Opera) and Love Burns (Other Theatre Co).

Olivia Jenkins

in the role of

Swing, Dance Captain

Olivia Jenkins

in the role of

Swing, Dance Captain

Olivia trained with Monica and Joan Halliday, Marie Walton Mahon in Australia before moving to France to continue studying, she then went on to study at the English National Ballet School in London. Olivia has professionally danced with Balletto di Teatro Massimo, Cannes Jeune Ballet, English National Ballet, and was a Soloist at Stadt Ballett Koblenz, Germany. Olivia completed a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree at London University. She has worked previously with Opera Australia, performing the leading dance role in Faust in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Olivia has also been seen in The Merry Widow (Opera Australia) and in 2018 she spoke on ABC 7.30 Report ‘Life After Ballet’. Olivia is Director of Danceworks Sydney and is passionate about teaching. Olivia was thrilled to be a part of the creative team early on for Phantom of the Opera Australia 2021 and is excited to be part of the company.

Aaron Lynch

in the role of

Swing

Aaron Lynch

in the role of

Swing

Originally from rural Victoria, Aaron began dancing at age five. Later he studied at Triple Threat Performing Arts. His professional musical theatre debut was in 2014 playing George in Cats (RUG). Touring throughout Asia between 2015 – 2021 Aaron played and reprised the role of Coricopat in Cats. Other credits include; Magnormos (Pippin), the Dubai season of Thomas and the Hidden Treasure (Smile Live Entertainment), The New Hamer Hall Opening Concert, So You Think You Can Dance (Network Ten) and Original Australian cast of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Gordon Frost Orgainisation). He’s honoured to be joining the Australian production of The Phantom Of The Opera. Aaron would like to thank, Michelle, Kevin, and Kathryn for their years of mentorship, his friends, and his family, particularly his mother– for her unwavering love and support.

Lachlan O’Brien

in the role of

Swing

Lachlan O’Brien

in the role of

Swing

Lachlan is an actor and musician based in Sydney. He studies voice under the direction of Peter Bodnar and most recently originated the role of Aziraphale (Good Omens – The Musical, Squabbalogic/Merrigong Theatre Co). In 2019 he also originated the role of Colonel Monash (3 Weeks in Spring, Endymion Productions). Other credits include: Little Big Top Cabaret, Broadway Reimagined, Channel Nine’s Mornings and many new workshop productions. Lachlan is proud to have lent his voice to concerts in support of the Black Dog Institute and is thrilled to be making his Opera Australia debut in The Phantom of the Opera.

Anna Stephens

in the role of

Swing

Anna Stephens

in the role of

Swing

25-year-old Anna Stephens graduated in 2017 from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with first-class honours and a University medal for academic excellence. She also studied at London’s prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Anna’s roles include Amor in The Coronation of Poppea, Papagena in Die Zauberflote, Emmie in Albert Herring, Princess Laoula in L’Etoile, The Storybook Princess/Le Feu/Le Rossignol in L’Enfant et les Sortileges, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos under the baton of Simone Young. Anna made her debut with Opera Australia singing the roles of Pamina, Papagena, and the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflote) and toured again in Opera Australia’s 2019 Schools production of By the Light of the Moon.