ComposersRichard Mills

Collaborating on The ANAM Set with ANAM musician Harry Swainston QLD viola

Victorian Opera’s Artistic Director Richard Mills AM is an internationally recognised composer pursuing a diverse nation-wide career as conductor, artistic director, and advisor. Having conducted all of Australia’s major symphony orchestras and opera companies Richard also has an extensive discography of orchestral compositions, including his own works.

This year Richard conducts The Pearlfishers, Voss (Meale) and two new commissioned works: Butterfly Lovers for Victorian Opera and a new Christmas oratorio for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Richard’s commissioned works include concertos, symphonic works, ballet and chamber music, song cycles and his operas, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Batavia and Love of the Nightingale. He is currently a Senior Fellow, Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne and Adjunct Professor of Music, University of Queensland Research.

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