Film Credits

This film was produced on the lands of the Wangal and Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation. Pinchgut Opera acknowledges the first story-tellers and singers of songs. We pay our respects to the elders, past, present and emerging.

Film Credits

Co-created by Erin Helyard, Constantine Costi and Charlotte Mungomery

Erin Helyard - Musical Director, Conductor and Keyboards

Constantine Costi - Director

Charlotte Mungomery - Production and Costume Designer

Dimitri Zaunders - Director of Photography

James Vaughan - Editor

Shannon Burns - Choreographer

Ella Butler - Art Director

Rebecca Lamond - Producer


Anna Dowsley - Mezzo soprano

Taryn Fiebig - Soprano

Chloe Lankshear - Soprano

Keara Donohoe - Mezzo soprano

Nicholas Jones - Tenor

David Greco - Baritone

Andrew O’Connor - Bass

Anthea Cottee - Cello, Viola da Gamba and Lirone

Hannah Lane - Baroque Harp

Simon Martyn-Ellis - Theorbo and Baroque Guitar

Matthew Greco - Violin

Karina Schmitz - Violin

Allie Graham - Dancer

Neale Whittaker - Dancer

For Pinchgut Opera

Erin Helyard - Artistic Director

Cressida Griffith - General Manager

Alison Johnston - Artistic Manager

Andrew Johnston - Operations Manager

Ilona Brooks - Philanthropy Manager and Publicist

Joey Demczuk - Marketing Manager

Candice Docker - Marketing and Administration Executive

Antony Walker - Conductor Emeritus


Norman Gillespie (Chair)

Virginia Braden OAM

Nicola Craddock

Jeremy Davis AM

Mark Gaal

Tony Gill

John Pitman

Production Credits

Alison Johnston - Production Unit Manager

Andrew Johnston - Production Unit Coordinator

Lenny Fung - 1st Assistant Director

Candice Docker - 2nd Assistant Director

Rose Newland - 1st Assistant Camera

Trudi Gultom - 2nd Assistant Camera

Jasmine Suivi - Additional 2nd Assistant Camera

Tomas Keyes - Gaffer

Charles Gray - 2nd LX

Nick Gascoigne - Additional LX

Kristian Bruneteau - Key Grip

Lucas Gasparre - Grip Assistant

Rollieann Serrano - Grip/Lighting Swing

Byron Cleasby - Safety Rigger

Shannon Burns - Choreographer

Ella Butler - Art Director

Renata Beslik - Costume Supervisor and Standby

Art Department Assistants

Monisha Chippada

Candice Docker

Byron Cleasby

Peter Bartlett & Lyn Rowland from Pier Productions - Set Construction and Scenic

Kyle Jonsson - Scenic Extraordinaire

NIDA Art Department Interns

Adrienne Andrews

Claudia Kryszkiewicz

Rita Naidu

Hayden Relf

Isabella Saltearn

Shaun Colnan & Nicholas Fry - Swing Gang

Kallan Crosbie - Hero Prop Construction

Prop Hire



Sydney Props

Philip Playoust - Art Department Intern

Alexi Creecy - Props Consultation

Lauren Ballinger - Costume Standby Assistant

Hair and Make-Up

Annabel Cameron

Lindsey Chapman

Dianne Murphy

Costume Hire

Opera Australia

Bell Shakespeare

Ensemble Theatre

Sydney Theatre Company

The Wardrobe

Cressida Griffith - Playback

Ilona Brooks - Additional Playback

Justice Jones - Assistant to the Director

Post-Production Credits

Yanni Kronenburg - Colourist

Natalie Shea - Translation and Surtitles

Carey Beebe - Harpsichord and Chamber Organ Hire and Technician

Richard Hundy - Audio Engineer

Erin Helyard - Audio Producer

Nicole Dorigo - Language Coaching

Additional Credits

King - Horse

Chocolate Waffles (aka Buddy) - Companion Pony

Fiona Hargraves - Horse Handler

Meeri Lee - Horse Trainer

Brett Boardman - Photographer

Steve Polydorou - Behind the Scenes Filming

Emma Murphy - Financial Consultant

Barbara Peters - Accounts

Camera Gear supplied by Lemac Film and Digital

Catering by I Love Nosh

Carolina Uribe - Cleaning Services


Matthew Greco

Violin by David Christian Hopf, Quittenbach, Germany, 1760

Karina Schmitz

Violin by Martin Nebel, Philadelphia, USA, 1954, with Baroque modifications

Anthea Cottee

Cello by Peter Walmsley, London, England, 1735

Bass viola da gamba by Gary Bridgewood, London, England, 1987

Lirone by Gunter Mark, Elsa, Germany, 2002, courtesy of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Hannah Lane

Italian baroque triple harp by Claus Hüttel, Düren, Germany, 2014, after the painting L’artista con la sua famiglia by Carlo Francesco Nuvolone, c. 1650 (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan)

Simon Martyn-Ellis

Theorbo by Jiří Čepelák, Prague, Czech Republic, 2004

Baroque guitar by Marcus Wesche, Bremen, Germany, 2011

Erin Helyard

Neapolitan harpsichord after Bocalari by Carey Beebe, Sydney, Australia, 2002

Chamber organ by Henk Klop, Garderen, Netherlands, 2002, courtesy of Carey Beebe.

Thank You

Jeremy and Jessica Davis (Sisyphus Foundation), Liz and Ken Nielsen and Judith Neilson, who made this film possible

Thank you to our loyal and supportive Pinchgut Opera donors and audiences

Opera Australia

Additional Thank Yous

Carey Beebe
Clif Bothwell
City Recital Hall
Byron Cleasby
Ian Coss, Clear Music
Steve Costi
Simon Craw
JE Customs
Nicholas Day
James Douglas
William Dunshea
Bonnie Harris
Neal Hughes
Intense Lighting
Rory Jeffes
David Johnston
Lachlan Butler
Simon Calton
Tim Jordin
Hannah Lane
Julie Lynch
Zac Miles
Robin Monkhouse
Andrew O’Connor
Paper Moose
Mark Probert
Pablo Puig
Rebecca Ritchie
Emelia Simcox
Anika Vilee
James Wheeler
Peri & Ariel

Filmed in Lilyfield, NSW, Australia under carefully managed COVID safety conditions.


Pinchgut Opera acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the first story-tellers and singers of songs. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. 
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