Award-winning director Cameron Menzies joined Northern Ireland Opera in February 2021 mid-way through the pandemic as Artistic Director and Chief Executive. His career encompasses opera, theatre, music theatre, cabaret and film-making and his work has been seen throughout Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Japan and China.
He has worked for Shakespeare’s Globe, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Diva Opera UK, Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, Short Black Opera Company, Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He is a Helpmann and Green Room Nominated director and awards include the Berlin New Music Opera award (2011), Bayreuth Opera Award for Opera Foundation Australia and a Sydney Award in 2016 for the best direction of Pecan Summer Australia’s first Indigenous Opera.
Recent credits include the short feature film: Old Friends and Other Days, 50th Anniversary National Australian tour of HAIR The Original Tribal Rock Musical, Sister Act The Musical at The Vaults UK, Fluid and Under the Covers starring Courtney Act, Lucia di Lammermoor UK and Australia, Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird starring Ali McGregor, Tosca, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, La Bohème Die Sieben Todsünden by Brecht/Weill starring Meow Meow and Strauss’ Salome at the Palais Theatre. He has directed the world premieres of Pecan Summer, Redfern, The Selfish Giant, CONTACT! A Netball Opera, The Grumpiest Boy in the World.