Cameron Menzies has been building an impressive career in Australia and overseas as a director of opera, theatre and cabaret over the past five or so years. Born in Sydney, he now lives in Melbourne, but spends part of each year living and working in London.

Cameron Menzies. Photograph supplied

His directing credits range from Deborah Cheetham’s first Aboriginal opera Pecan Summerfor Short Black Opera Company, to operas such as Don Giovanni, Lucia di Lammermoor, Le Nozze di Figaro, Così Fan Tutteand La Bohèmefor Britain’s leading chamber opera company Diva Opera, which tours works around the UK and internationally.

Now an Associate Artist at Diva Opera, Menzies’s 2018 production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail(The Abduction from the Seraglio) was recently performed in Japan, while his new production of Puccini’s Madama Butterflyis touring around the UK and France this year.

Menzies is currently in Australia directing a new production of the musical Hair, produced by David M. Hawkins to mark the 50th anniversary of the original Australian production, which opened at The Metro Theatre in Kings Cross, Sydney in 1969.

In October, he directs the world premiere of The...