Photo by Bridget Elliot

Photo by Bridget Elliot

Lindy Hume, Artistic Director of Opera Queensland, is one of Australia’s leading directors, acknowledged internationally for fresh interpretations of a wide variety of repertoire, and for progressive artistic leadership of a number of Australian arts organisations, including Sydney Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, West Australian Opera, Victoria State Opera and OzOpera.

As a director, she has created more than 50 major productions across Australasia including Carmen, Don Giovanni, Die Fledermaus, La Périchole and The Pearl Fishers (Opera Australia), Orlando, Trouble in Tahiti and The Barber of Seville (OzOpera), Alcina and Orpheus in the Underworld (West Australian Opera), Carmina burana (State Opera of South Australia / The Australian Ballet), Idomeneo (Pinchgut Opera), Rigoletto and Lucia di Lammermoor (NBR New Zealand Opera).

European productions include Don Pasquale (Leipzig Opera), La bohème (Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin), Tolomeo (Musiektheater Transparant in Belgium), Radamisto (Handel Festspiele, Halle), A Streetcar Named Desire and Norma (Opera Theatre St Gallen in Switzerland), Così fan tutte (Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London), and Albert Herring and Phaedra (Aldeburgh Festival in the UK). In the US she has directed The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto and Die Fledermaus for Houston Grand Opera. For Opera Queensland she staged Bach’s St Matthew Passion and has directed Rossini’s Cinderella (in her own English translation) and Rigoletto, and was co-director of Abandon, a joint project with Dancenorth.

A champion of new Australian work, Lindy has commissioned and directed works including Paul Grabowsky’s Love in the Age of Therapy, Richard Mills’ Batavia (Helpmann and Green Room Awards for Best Director and Best Production) and Richard Mills / Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale.

Lindy Hume is the recipient of an Australia Council Theatre Board Fellowship, holds a Graduate Diploma in Arts Administration from the University of South Australia, and in 2007 was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by The University of Western Australia.


Lindy was the director for Idomeneo (2006) and directed Iphigenie en Tauride in 2014 for Pinchgut. Lindy will direct Theodora for Pinchgut Opera in December 2016.