Andrew Sinclair


Management: Australasia


Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacc  |  West Australian Opera
Director Andrew Sinclair has done wonders in deploying his forces, not least in relation to a crowd of excited children and adults who swarm around for a performance none will ever forget..”
Neville Cohn – The West Australian, 9 August 2010

Andrew Sinclair was born in Melbourne and has directed productions for all the major Australian opera companies. Following engagements with Welsh National Opera, English National Opera (then Sadler's Wells) and a London season of the Bolshoi Ballet, he was appointed Deputy Stage Manager for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and later a Resident Director with the company.


Andrew’s work at Covent Garden includes staging revivals of Werther, La Traviata, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Ariadne, Der Rosenkavalier, A Midsummer Marriage, Tosca, Peter Grimes, Elektra, Rigoletto, The Tales of Hoffmann and Katya Kabanova in addition to directing a semi-staged version of Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Royal Albert Hall. This year he directed a new double bill production of Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica for the University of Melbourne. A passionate and committed teacher and coach, Andrew also continues his work with young, developing singers both in Australia and in the United Kingdom.


Andrew Sinclair's first production for The Australian Opera was La bohème, which was later filmed for video and won an International Emmy Award in Los Angeles in 1989. Between 1983 and 1985 Andrew was Principal Resident Director of The Australian Opera where his productions included Otello, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre.  Other productions in Australia have included La bohème, La Traviata, Adrianna Lecouvreur, Don Pasquale, The Consul, Madama Butterfly, The Marriage of Figaro, Aida, Lucia di Lammermoor, Peter Grimes, Lohengrin, Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci.


In addition to his work as Resident Director at Covent Garden, Andrew’s recent engagements have included Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci for State Opera of South Australia, The Pearlfishers for Chicago Lyric Opera, Aida for Singapore Lyric Opera, Act III of Die Meistersinger for State Opera of South Australia and Die Zauberflöte for London’s Royal Academy of Music.


He made his North American debut directing Le Nozze di Figaro for Seattle Opera. Andrew returns regularly to America where his productions have included Norma for San Francisco Opera, Lohengrin, Aida, Les Pecheurs de Perles with designs by British fashion icon Zandra Rhodes, Pagliacci, Tosca, Maria Stuarda, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Traviata all for San Diego Opera, The Pearlfishers at Opera Theatre of Michigan, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Opera de Montreal, Miami, Minnesota, Colorado, Washington Opera and Seattle Opera, La bohème for Denver Opera, as well as Lohengrin at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.


Other productions have included Madama Butterfly, La bohème, Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci and Salome for Singapore Lyric Opera, Pearlfishers for Pittsburgh Opera, Il trovatore, Lucia di Lammermoor and Tosca for Canterbury Opera, New Zealand, Peter Grimes for Wellington City Opera, and The Coronation of Poppea and Le Nozze di Figaro for the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

Andrew Sinclair is managed by Graham Pushee:
February 2021
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