Opera Gala
National Opera and In collaboration with the National Capital Orchestra presents
Opera Gala

27 Aug 2022

In August we will present an Opera Gala with featured artist Eleanor Greenwood and associate artists Emma Mauch and Hannah Carter. The gala will include a large opera chorus working with the National Capital Orchestra under the baton of Louis Sharpe.

Composer | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist | Lorenzo Da Ponte

Artistic Director | Peter Coleman-Wright AO
Music Director | Louis Sharpe
Orchestra | National Capital Orchestra

Featured Artist | Eleanor Greenwood
Associate Artsist | Emma Mauch
Associate Artist | Hannah Carter

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ANU School of Music - Llewellyn Hall
Session TimesTicket PricesDuration
Approx 100mins including 20 min interval
Show Administration

Creatives Peter Coleman-Wright AO Peter Coleman-Wright AO
Artistic Director


Peter Coleman-Wright AO has enjoyed a long and highly successful career. He has sung over 75 roles all over the world, including Don Giovanni, Il Conte, Gulgilemo, Don Alfonso, Papageno, Macbeth, Posa, Germont, Michele, Ping, Sharpless, Marcello, Scarpia, Donner, Gunther, Beckmesser, Wolfram, Pizzaro, Figaro, Dandini, Don Alvaro, Billy Budd, Balstrode, Owen Wingrove, Demetrius, Sid, and The Traveller among many others.

Peter has had long associations with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Welsh National, Glyndebourne Festival and Touring, La Monnaie, Bastille, Munich, La Scala, La Fenice, Warsaw, Geneva, Aix-en Provence, Netherlands, Bordeaux , Kammer Oper- Wien and Opera Australia.

In America Peter has performed at the Metropolitan Opera New York ( Falke, Fieramosca, Belcore, Marcello), New York City (Don Giovanni), Houston Grand Opera (Sharpless, Posa, End of the Affair), Santa Fe (Sharpless). He sang Caligula in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2016.

In addition Peter has championed new and 20th Century works including operas by Henze (Prinz vom Homburg), Dallapiccola ( Il Prigioniero), Jonathan Harvey ( Inquest of Love), David Blake (The Plumbers Gift), Detlev Glanert (Caligula), Jake Heggie (End of the Affair) and Brett Dean (Bliss).

Peter has had a substantial career in the world of song and concert repertoire and has performed in in the great halls of the world including Wigmore, Chatelet, Aix en Provence, London South Bank, Bridgewater Hall, Madrid, Paris Garnier, Paris Radio France, Aldeburgh, Amsteram Concertgebouw, Iceland, Finland, San Paulo, Brazil and Moscow, alongside pianists like Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Piers Lane and Malcolm Martineau.

He has sung with many notable conductors such as John Adams, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Mark Elder, Daniele Gatti, Richard Hickox, Elgar Howarth, James Levine, Sir Antony Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Carlo Rizzi, Gennady Rozhdestvensky Edo de Waart, Mark Wigglesworth and Simone Young.

Peter has recorded extensively for EMI, Telarc, Virgin Classics, Hyperion, LSO and ABC Classics.

He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Melbourne and an Order of Australia AO for his services to Music in 2015.

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Cast Eleanor Greenwood Eleanor Greenwood
Associate Artist

Eleanor Greenwood is a graduate of Londons Royal Academy of Music Opera School and Australian National University School of Music, and first prize winner of the McDonalds Operatic Aria. She made her professional debut in Ireland at the Opera Festival in Wexford. In the UK and Ireland Eleanor sang for various companies including Grange Park Opera and Dorset Opera Festival, and returned to Wexford Festival Opera in various roles. 

 A recent Richard Divall Emerging Artist, Eleanor currently holds the position of Associate Artist with Melbourne Opera. She recently made her debut in the role of Sieglinde in Wagners Die Walkre. A diverse soprano, other recent roles include Ortlinde in Die Walkre, Dama in Verdis Macbeth and Annio in Mozarts La clemenza di Tito (with National Opera) directed by Peter Coleman-Wright and conducted by Dane Lam. 

Eleanor has sung the soprano solos in HandelsMessiah at Brisbane City Hall and Mozarts Requiemat St Andrews Cathedral. Concerts include Opera by the Lake (Childers), Music on Sundays (QSO), Opera in the Paddock (Armidale), Mozart by Moonlight (Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne), Opera in the Park (Boroondara). Eleanor has toured Chinese Poly Theatres in opera and concert productions.

In 2022, Eleanor joins the Young Artist Program at Opera Queensland (OQ) singing as a soprano. Most recently, she performed in the QPAC Concert Hall season of OQs The Sopranos with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and toured with the production throughout Queensland in May.

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