Eugene Lynch

Eugene Lynch


Eugene Lynch is an early-career director of theatre and opera and a 2024 OQ Young Artist.  

Most recently, Eugene directed Georg Kaiser’s From Morning to Midnight (The Other Theatre), Beckett’s Not I, and as Associate Director for Opera Queensland’s Lucia di Lammermoor 

Upcoming engagements include Hamlet (Opera Australia) and The Pigeons in December 2024 (The Other Theatre / KXT on Broadway). Eugene is also currently developing a project for Pinchgut Opera.  

Eugene was the assistant director to Stuart Maunder on Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw and Richard Meale’s Voss for the State Opera of South Australia. He was assistant director on the Adelaide Festival’s centrepiece opera, The Golden Cockerel, directed by Barrie Kosky, and was assistant director for Neil Armfield’s acclaimed production of Rameau’s Platée (Pinchgut Opera) and Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Adelaide Festival.  

As the Artistic Director of the independent theatre company, The Other Theatre, Eugene has directed Graeme Koehne and Louis Nowra’s Love Burns, Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas, Shakespeare’s Richard II, Mike Bartlett’s Cock (co-production with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Brand X) and the Australian premiere of Marius von Mayenburg’s The Dog, The Night and The Knife 

Eugene was the 2019 Young Director with Pacific Opera where he directed Puccini’s Suor Angelica and various scenes concerts. Eugene was a two-time recipient of the Bright Ideas Grant. Eugene has been supported by CreateNSW and the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation. 

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