Stuart Maunder. For the last thirty seven years Stuart has been directing musical theatre and opera in Australia. He joined The Australian Opera as Stage Manager in 1978, becoming a Resident Director in 1981. In 1992 he joined The Royal Opera (UK) as a Staff Director.
In 1999 Stuart was appointed Artistic Administrator of Opera Australia, becoming Executive Producer 2004 – 2008. His OA productions include Tales of Hoffmann, Manon, Gypsy Princess, Don Pasquale, My Fair Lady and A Little Night Music. His Trial by Jury, HMS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance have been televised nationally on ABC TV.
Recent productions have included Cunning Little Vixen, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd (Victorian Opera) and Macbeth (West Australian Opera).
From 2014 – 2018 Stuart was General Director of New Zealand Opera.
Stuart is Artistic Director of State Opera South Australia.