Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini will depart Opera Australia at the end of 2023 when his current contractconcludes, the company has announced.

Lyndon Terracini

In a statement announcing the departure, OA revealed that an international search for a new Artistic Director is already underway. It also announced that Terracini will continue to work with the company in an Emeritus role – in particular working on Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour post-2023.

In the statement, Fiona Allan, the company’s CEO, acknowledged Terracini’s contribution to the Company and Australia’s cultural landscape.

“Although I have not been working with Lyndon long, it is clear the enormous contribution Lyndon has made at OA since his appointment in 2009, especially his commitment to high performance standards, his innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.”

“From his ground-breaking fully digital productions incorporating giant LED screens and cutting-edge lighting and sound technologies, to the development of the now internationally renowned Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022. His mission to deliver opera and musical performances of the highest quality to the...