SPEAKER: Lindy Hume

Lindy Hume

Artistic Director of the Ten Days on the Island Festival in Tasmania, and the Four Winds Festival, Bermagui, Lindy Hume, is also the former artistic director of Opera Queensland, Sydney Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, West Australian Opera, Victoria State Opera and OzOpera.

2021 will see Lindy direct The Marriage of Figaro for New Zealand Opera, Madama Butterfly for Welsh National Opera and The Barber of Seville for State Opera South Australia.

Internationally Lindy has directed Rigoletto, The Barber of Seville and Comte Ory for Seattle Opera; Carmen, Cenerentola and Don Pasquale for Oper Leipzig, La Bohème for Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Radamisto for Handel Festspiele in Halle, A Streetcar Named Desire and Norma for Opera Theatre St Gallen, Switzerland, Albert Herring and Phaedra for Aldeburgh Festival as well as The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto and Die Fledermaus for Houston Grand Opera. Her production of Cenerentola has also been presented by New Zealand Opera, San Diego Opera and the Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm.

As a festival director, Lindy Hume's festivals combine high-level international programming with new Australian works, socially engaged practice, contemporary First Nations cultural practice and community participation. She has served on numerous national boards and panels, was awarded the degree of Honorary Doctor of Letters from UWA (2017) and is in the process of completing her PhD on arts practice in regional Australia with QUT.