Pinchgut Opera is a small Sydney based opera company that focusses on bringing Baroque opera to its rapt audiences, and providing opportunities for young Australian singers and musicians (whether based here or overseas) to perform these works. For the first time, in 2014, Pinchgut Opera brought two remarkable operas to the stage – Chimney Sweep by Salieri, and Iphigenie en Tauride by Gluck.
We are delighted to have supported Pinchgut Opera's youngest Chimney Sweep principal cast member, Alexandra Oomens. When Alex first auditioned for Pinchgut in 2012, she impressed the company enormously, not only with her tone and polish, but by daringly including a work by Messiaen in her repertoire - not your standard audition fare! Alex made her Pinchgut debut in 2013 in Giasone in the role of Alinda.
Why did we fund this project? We believe in providing greater performance opportunities for our young and emerging artists. We were delighted to be able to assist in Alex's career development through her work with Pinchgut, one of Australia's most innovative and exciting opera companies.