Master Creative Arts
Tessa Bremner has been training young singers for many years in many of the major institutions around Australia including:-
Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide.
Vocal Area, School of Music, Australian National University. Australian Opera Young Performers Programme.
State Opera of South Australia, New Opera, SA,
Victoria College of the Arts.
Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Charles Sturt University
Tessa is a co-founder of Co-Opera for which she has directed: Pagliacci (Australia & Singapore) Magic Flute, (Australia, Germany & Switzerland), La Boheme, Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Madam Butterfly, La Traviata, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tosca, Don Giovanni (Australia, Malaysia and Singapore) and The Portrait. Her production of Magic Flute won the prestigious Business SA Export Arts and Entertainment Award in 2009 and was the runner up in the National Awards.
Many of the singers whom she trained in stagecraft and performance through Co-Opera are now singing nationally and internationally including Covent Garden, English National Opera, Berlin and Cologne and, of course, Opera Australia.
She received an Australia Council Music Board Grant to study the training of young opera singers in England and Europe and was nominated Artist of the Year in Canberra, where she also received the Critics Circle Award for her production of Amadeus.
She has directed and choreographed for major opera and theatre companies in Australia and has directed and performed in many experimental music theatre performances. As an actor and singer she performed in Meditation and In the Hands of Children, which were both televised and broadcast internationally.
Tessa’s play, Come Away, was staged in Canberra and shown on Moscow television. She translated Tchaikovskii’s “Little Slippers” for the English National Opera. For Co-Opera she wrote the original dialogue in Don Giovanni & Magic Flute and was dramaturg for The Portrait. Her music theatre plays, Song Struck & Hot Property were staged in Canberra and Adelaide. In 2011 her play, The Dark Side of Midnight, will be staged in Canberra by Free Rain Theatre.
These details were last updated on May 25, 2011