Holly Champion, Soprano
Holly is featured as “Isabel” in this year's production of The Pirates of Penzance, and is also the understudy for the role of "Kate".
Holly is a Sydney-based researcher, writer, performer, administrator and teacher of music, theatre and opera. Her love of the stage showed early; as a baby, she would bite pieces of toast into puppet shapes and make them engage in dialogue. She has been performing as an actor, singer and pianist in film, TV and music-theatre ever since.
In 2002 and 2006 Holly completed student exchanges to Austria and Germany. She graduated from UNSW with the Media Film & Theatre Award and the University Medal in 2008, with a thesis on performances of Wagner’s "Das Rheingold". Holly then undertook funded PhD research into opera productions of Henry Purcell’s "Dido and Aeneas"; graduating last year.
Having recently commenced as Executive Assistant at Opera Australia, Holly also produces and advises at Shh Centre 4 Hybrid Arts, Parramatta and young artists' company Operantics. Holly continues to enjoy performing in her spare time, and is studying voice with Spencer Darby.
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney