Newcastle Festival Opera
Based in its home city, NFO performs in Newcastle, the Hunter Region and Regional NSW. The founding team consists of Ghillian Sullivan; principal Operatic
Soprano, and Dr Ian Cook; University Lecturer, Conductor and
Clarinetist. Their 60 years combined experience in performing and
teaching enables NFO to offer mentorship and artist development through
practical application of skills in staged performances.
The greater skills gained by NFO artists through our productions,
bridges the gap between tertiary training and the level of expertise
necessary to enter the wider Australian or overseas arts arenas.
Our Schools’ program is creative, educational and inventive, engaging
students with characters from Opera, such as Hansel and Gretel, Carmen
and the Toreador, and the fantastic world of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
NFO can also provide individual artists, ensembles, big bands or
orchestra for your special event or private function - small or large.