"I worked with Ghilly to start getting back into singing after a long
break. She correctly identified that I had changed voice type and worked
to introduce me to my new voice type by providing me with some terrific
advice and operatic pieces to develop my voice. I also worked with
Ghilly on three of her opera workshops, which I found to be inspiring
and fun ways to improve stagecraft, groupwork, and the quick learning of
music. Ghilly particularly assisted me in improving jaw release,
foreign language pronunciation, and placement. I would definitely
recommend her as a fun and professional teacher for students looking to
re-enter singing and improve their presentation of arias."
- Anna McDougall (Mezzo-Soprano)
"Ghillian is a gifted
communicator, whether on stage as a performer or in sharing her
knowledge of voice and stagecraft to others."
- Christopher Lawrence (ABC broadcaster and producer)
"Ghillian is a creative and
entrepreneurial director who brings her elite performance experience and
manifold teaching skills together to make innovative and inspiring
works of art."
- Linda Barcan (Mezzo-Soprano)
"Ghillian is a consummate
professional; as a singer she is committed to the highest quality in
performance and instils that level of commitment in her students. She is
disciplined and intuitive as a performer and director." - Ewart Shaw (Singer/Broadcaster)
"I have known Ghillian Sullivan
for many years, having seen her in several memorable performances as a
soprano with Opera Australia, and worked with her as an adjudicator in
several important competitions in Sydney. I have always found her to be a
sympathetic colleague, and genuinely interested in the future of opera,
especially in the area of working with young singers who are in the
training stage. I would certainy recommend Ghillian, withput
hesitation, as an adjudicator, vocal teacher, and workshop director or
guest for masterclasses."
- Alan Richard Hendrie (International Baritone)
"Ghillian is a first rate singing
actress with a major career profile.I have recommended my students to
do her short courses in opera and to take masterclass lessons with her.
It has benefited them enormously.She has deep knowledge and
experience,great energy and a no nonsense approach. I recommend her
- Patrick M. Power O.N.Z.M. (International Tenor/Head of Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide)
"Ghillian's huge experience as
an Opera Singer has translated into her fine work as Artistic Director
of Festival Opera. Her mentoring of younger singers and her capable
artistic choices makes her an extremely valuable person to have in this
- Elisa Wilson (Soprano)
"My experience of Ghillian was
that she was a person of high ability and intelligence with a pleasing
way of relating to people."
- Rodney McCann (International Baritone)
"Ghillian is an excellent vocal coach. She was very sensitive to my needs as a singer and was able to bring out my best."
- Gemma Tammock
"Ghillian Sullivan's international experience as an acclaimed operatic
soprano places her perfectly for teaching vocal skills and performance
techniques to developing performers"
- Jennifer Barnes (Soprano)