Mitch Riley Show Notes

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Mitch is an Artistic Associate with Sydney Chamber Opera and has recently undertaken studies at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. In 2016 Mitch performed in the Australian premieres of two works by the pre-eminent French composer Pascal Dusapin as part of the Sydney Festival: Passion, in a production by Pierre Audi, and O Mensch!, a staged song-cycle for baritone and piano. He gave the Australian premiere of György Kurtág’s …pas à pas – nulle part… in a world-first staging for the 2014 Sydney Festival; performed the role of Blazes/Officer 2 in The Lighthouse by Peter Maxwell Davies (2012); premiered lead roles in stage works by Australian composers Elliott Gyger (Jim in Fly Away Peter for Melbourne Festival, 2015), Michael Smetanin (Lenin/Stalin in Mayakovsky, 2014) and Jack Symonds (Parsifal in Climbing Toward Midnight, 2013; Nunc Dimittis, 2011; Aboveground Man in Notes from Underground, 2011) and in 2012 he performed at the 18th Biennale of Sydney in Through The Gates, a semi-staged song cycle which took place amid the installations of Belgian artist Honoré δ’O. Mitch has performed with The Renaissance Players and sung regularly in the chorus for Opera Australia. He has a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.