Rod Mounjed, Musical Director
Rod has been Musical Directing since 1985, when he first designed the music for the play Cloud Nine at the Seymour Centre. Recent Musical Design in 2002-4 has included The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Nights Dream (Shakespeare by the Sea). Since 2000 Rod has worked as a conductor with Symphony Australia’s conducting program and has worked interstate with different ensembles and orchestras from each of the major symphony orchestras around Australia, specialising in the works of Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, Grieg and Beethoven.
Rod has worked with the G&S Opera Sydney (previously known as Savoy Arts Company) since 1991: Iolanthe, Princess Ida (twice), Pirates of Penzance (this will be his second time doing Pirates with GSOS), Yeomen of the Guard, HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers, Patience, The Ghosts of Ruddigore and The Mikado. With Regals Musical Society he has conducted Broadway Pirates of Penzance, Pippin, Oklahoma, Chess, Annie, Me & My Girl. His two shows with the Rockdale Musical Society have been Anything Goes and Mame. He also conducted Ruddigore for Rockdale Opera in 2011.
For the past three decades he has been the resident Musical Director at Lugar Brae Players and has participated in HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, South Pacific, Oklahoma, The Music Man,
My Fair Lady, Me & My Girl, The Pajama Game, Guys and Dolls, Oliver, Annie Get Your Gun, and Sound of Music. He volunteered to help conduct Yeomen of the Guard and Iolanthe for the G & S Singfest (Glen Street Theatre and Zenith Theatre).
As a pianist he has recorded for SMP classics, works by Mendelssohn (Songs without Words), Beethoven (Late Piano Sonatas Op.109, 110 & 111), and “An Evening with G & S” for violin and piano.
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney
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The Savoy Arts Company Incorporated has been producing shows since 1985, specialising in the operettas of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. To better reflect its primary artistic objective, commencing from 2014, the company will be performing as Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney. Our performing group has provided excellent training in all aspects of stagecraft for performers who have made a career in opera and musical theatre. The Ensemble style of our productions not only provides the chorus with experience in singing with an orchestra, but also provides ample opportunity to learn and develop skills in characterisation and stagecraft.
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