ACOCo is an extraordinary group of storytellers, with unparalleled expertise and experience across many genres - those creators, performers and players that tug your heartstrings or make you laugh until it hurts - ACOCo has them all!

 

Our goal isn't simply telling good tales; we want our audience members connected and transported by what they see, feel and hear.


All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart,
which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.


- Maya Angelou

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Founder & CEO/Artistic Director

Linda Thompson b. AUS - VIC l. VIC

Soprano, Producer, Stage Director, Entreprenuer. 

Lecturer, Vocal Coach, Writer, Graphic Designer Anything that gets opera in front of an audience.

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Stage Director (USA)

Luke Leonard b. USA - TEXAS l. NYC

Stage and Film Director, Actor, Visual Artist

Artistic Director Monk Parrots, NYC.

ACOCo collaborator since 2015

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Bass baritone

Hadleigh Adams b. NZ l. SAN FRANCISCO

Studio Artist 2009

Guest Artist 2016, 2020, 2021

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Soprano

Emily Burke b. AUS - TAS l. VIC

Guest Artist 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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Baritone

Michael Lewis OAM

Guest Artist 2013, 2018

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Tenor

Michael Lapiña

Guest Artist 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 2021

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Bass baritone

Andrew Moran

Guest Artist 2020

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Tenor

Daniel Todd

Guest Artist 2019

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Soprano

Cristina Russo

Guest Artist 2019

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Tenor

Blake Bowden

Young Artist 2012 - 2013, Guest Artist 2014

Gertrude Johnson Fellow

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Tenor

Nigel Huckle

Studio Artist 2019

Guest Artist 2018, 2020

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Soprano

Michelle McCarthy

Young Artist 2018

Gertrude Johnson Fellow 2018

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Soprano

Amelia Jones

Guest Artist 2020, 2021

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Designer

Amanda Henderson

Design Consultant since 2009

Founder Gloss Creative

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Soprano

Jessica Harper

Winner, Glyndebourne-GO Opera Cup Australasian Final 2019/2020

Guest Artist 2019, 2020

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Bass baritone

Eugene Raggio

Young Artist 2015 - 2016, Guest Artist 2017

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Director

Greta Nash

Guest Artist 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020

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Baritone

Joshua Erdelyi-Götz

Studio Artist 2016 - 2017, Guest Artist 2019, 2020

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Mezzo soprano

Karen Van Spall

Guest Artist 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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Soprano

Alexandra Ioan

Young Artist 2015 - 2016

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Board Member & Conductor

Brian Castles-Onion AM b. AUS - NSW l. NSW

Conductor, Music Director, Pianist, Mentor, Coach, MC-Host, Writer, Historian, Record Producer. Director of Young Artists, Opera Australia

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Conductor

Patrick Burns b. AUS - NSW l. VIC

Studio Artist 2010

Guest Artist 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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Soprano

Stacey Alleaume b. AUS - VIC l. NSW

Studio Artist 2009, 2010

Guest Artist 2015, 2020

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Mezzo soprano

Heather Fletcher b. USA l. AUS - VIC

Guest Artist 2019, 2020, 2021

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Mezzo soprano

Dimity Shepherd

Guest Artist 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020

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Mezzo soprano

Sarah Heltzel

Guest Artist 2018, 2020

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Mezzo soprano b. AUS - QLD l. VIC

Naomi Flatman

Studio Artist 2018, 2019

Guest Artist 2019, 2020, 2021

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Bass

Jerzy Kozlowski

Guest Artist 2019

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Soprano

Bethany Hill

Studio Artist 2017

Guest Artist 2017, 2020

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Mezzo soprano b. ISRAEL l. GERMANY

Na'ama Goldman

Studio Exchange Artist 2012

Guest Artist 2020

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Conductor

Carlo Antonioli

MSO Cybec Assistant Conductor Fellow 2022

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Tenor

Adrian McEniery

Guest Artist 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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Baritone

Darcy Carroll b. AUS - VIC l. VIC

Studio Artist 2016 - 2017

Guest Artist 2018, 2020

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Tenor

Enrique Guzman

Studio Artist 2016

Guest Artist 2020

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Baritone

Raphael Wong

Studio Artist 2011-2013

Guest Artist 2016

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Tenor

Harry Grigg

Guest Young Artist 2019, 2020

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Soprano

Alexandra Lidgerwood

Studio Artist 2014 - 2017, Guest Artist 2020

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Tenor

Joshua Oxley

Guest Young Artist 2018, Young Artist 2019 

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Tenor

Blake Bowden

Young Artist 2012 - 2013, Guest Artist 2014

Gertrude Johnson Fellow

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Tenor

Yang Luo

Guest Artist 2019, 2020

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