Soprano Antoinette Halloran

Antoinette Halloran

Biography

One of Australia’s most accomplished and best-loved sopranos, multi-Helpmann Award nominee Antoinette Halloran performs regularly with all the major Australasian opera companies and symphony orchestras and appears frequently on national television and radio.

In 2020/2021, she sings Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Olive in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll for State Opera of South Australia and Lorelei for Opera Queensland and Victorian Opera.

Recent appearances include the title roles in Tosca for West Australian Opera and The Merry Widow for State Opera of South Australia, The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen in Melbourne and Adelaide and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth in Perth; she was also associate artist for José Carreras’ National Tour.

For Opera Australia, Antoinette has performed the title roles in Madama Butterfly and Rusalka, Mimi in La bohème, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire (Green Room Award) and many others; for Opera Queensland – the title role in The Merry Widow; for New Zealand Opera – Mimi, Cio-Cio-San and Mrs Lovett; for Victorian Opera – Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte, Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Mrs Lovett.

In concert, she has sung with Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet for the Sydney Festival, Mozart’s Requiem with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Nick Cave with the Melbourne Symphony. Television appearance have included Operatunity, Oz, Spicks & Specks and Art Nation.

Antoinette is also been a regular visitor to Japan, China and Indonesia where she is much in demand as a guest artist. She recorded Puccini Romance for ABC Classics with tenor Rosario La Spina and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

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