Picture: Michele Mossop
Matthew studied in Adelaide, Brisbane and London. Operatic roles he performed during his studies included Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Malatesta (Don Pasquale) and Mr Noah (Noye’s Fludde). Matthew was a member of the Lyric Opera of Queensland‘s Young Artist Programme and subsequently performed the roles of Fiorello & Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Guglielmo (Cosi fan Tutte), Papageno (The Magic Flute) and Dancairo (Carmen) for that company. He has performed Schaunard ( La Boheme) and Malatesta for the State Opera of South Australia and for STOPERA A.C.T he performed the King in Handel’s Ariodante for the Canberra Arts Festival in 1999.
Concert performances include the Bach Passions, Handel’s Messiah and Saul and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, Queensland Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras and the Canberra Choral Society. Matthew performed Hits of Hollywood with the QSO under Tommy Tyco and has recorded and performed for ABC Classic FM.
He has been a recipient of the Elder Scholarship, the National Liederfest Scholarship, the Lady Galleghan Encouragement Award and twice winner of the Gold Medal at Royal South Street in Ballarat. He has twice been a finalist in the Herald Sun Aria and won the Rhone Poulenc Award for mastery of French Style at the City of Melbourne Song Recital Award.
In 1999 Matthew performed a solo recital at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and participated in a masterclass with Brigitte Fassbaender at Wigmore Hall in London.
Work with Universal Stranger: Sonnet 18
Self Portrait (Memory), by Michele Mossop, 2003
Australian freelance photographer Michele Mossop is widely known for her photojournalism, portraiture and – a more recent development – landscapes. Michele’s news photography is distinguished by a clear factuality that captures the essence of the story and also light, shade and composition that vividly evoke the story’s human aspects. Her portraiture conveys depth and subtlety that reflect her background in fine art and love of the Renaissance and Baroque. Her landscapes – particularly Australian suburban nocturnes – convey an unsettling sense of alienation. Born in the UK, Michele grew up in Australia and lived and worked in Italy before returning to Australia to build a high-profile career at The Australian Financial Review and Sydney Morning Herald. She received a Churchill Fellowship to study photography in the USA in 1995 and turned freelance in 2013.
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