Our 15th Opera in the Arboretum has an exceptional lineup of artists on stage to entertain you

Featuring bass-baritone superstar Daniel Sumegi; Australia's leading lady of the stage, soprano Julie Lee Goodwin; multiple Helpman and Green Room Award winning mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Dark and one of Australia's most acclaimed young tenors, John Longmuir. We are also thrilled to present our special guest artist Sebastien del Rosario Hibbard on cello. Pianist Francis Greep will accompany the artists.

Artists' profiles


The Central Coast Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Patrick Brennan, will again support the artists.

Artistic Director

Michaele Archer has been associated with Opera in the Arboretum since its inception in 2005 and Artistic Director from 2006. 

Musical Director

Patrick Brennan is Musical Director for Opera in the Arboretum and Artistic Director/CEO of the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music. Patrick will conduct the Central Coast Chamber Orchestra at OITA 2020.