Director

2021 

'Love Burns' by Koehne - Director

     State Opera of South Australia

2020

'Acis and Galatea' by Handel - Director

     Co-Opera & Adelaide Botanic Gardens

2019  

'Christina’s World' by Ross Edwards – Director

     State Opera of South Australia

Internship/Observation - Opera Holland Park, London

     'Manon Lescaut' Puccini - Director Karolina Sofulak

'Don Giovanni' Mozart – Director

     Co-Opera Inc. Touring Australia

'Tosca' Puccini – Director and Producer 

     Mopoke Theatre Productions – Clayton Wesley Uniting Church S.A.

2018  

'Dido and Aeneas' Purcell – Director

     State Opera SA in association with Adelaide Elder Conservatorium of Music

'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg' ACT III Wagner – Assistant Director

     State Opera of South Australia – Director Andrew Sinclair

'A Little Night Music Sondheim' – Director

     Watch This. Melbourne Australia.

Internship/Observation - Nice Côte d’Azur Opera House, France  

     'Nabucco' Verdi – Director Jean-Christophe Mast

2017  

'La Vida Breve' Falla – Director

     State Opera of South Australia

Internship - Opera Australia. Sydney Australia 

     'Cavalleria Rusticana'/'Pagliacci' – Director Damiano Michieletto & Rodula Gaitanau

2016  

'Dido and Aeneas' Purcell – Director and Producer

     Mopoke Theatre Productions and Ensemble Galante, Queen’s Theatre Adelaide

'Price Check' Weatherly– Director

     Loaded Productions, Bakehouse Theatre Adelaide

'La Clemenza di Tito' Mozart – Director

     Co-Opera Intermezzo Artist Development, Adelaide

2015  

'L'Heure Espagnole' & 'Gianni Schicchi' Double Bill – Co-director

     Lyric Opera of Melbourne

'Cosi Fan Tutte' Mozart – Director  

     Co-Opera Inc. Touring Australia

     (Adelaide Theatre Guild Award Nomination)

2014  

'The Gondoliers Dream Getaway' Gilbert & Sullivan & Palmer – Director  

     Pacific Opera Company, Sydney Australia  

'The Old Maid and the Thief' Menotti – Director and Producer 

     Mopoke Theatre Productions with Co-Opera Inc. Adelaide Fringe Festival 

Internship - Opera Australia. Sydney Australia 

     'Otello' Verdi – Harry Kupfer Original Director, Revival Director Roger Press 

     'Don Giovanni' Mozart – Sir David McVicar Director 

     'The Elixir of Love' Donizetti – Simon Phillips Director 

2012/13

'Suor Angelica' Puccini – Director  

     Co-Opera Inc. Adelaide SA

Regiehospitanz/Internship - Coburg Landestheater Germany. Nov 2012 – May 2013

     'Dorian Gray' Roland Fister – Bodo Busse Regisseur

     'Der Zigeunerbaron' Strauß – Birgit Kronshage Regisseurin        

     'Madama Butterfly' Puccini – Szemerédy & Parditka Regisseure  

2012  

'Tosca' Puccini – Director and Producer 

     St Silas Church Melbourne & Uniting Church Bairnsdale, Vic 

Internship/Observation - Opera Australia. Sydney Australia 

     'Madama Butterfly' Puccini – Moffatt Oxenbould   

2011  

'Eugene Onegin' Tchaikovsky – Director  

     Co-Opera Inc. Thomas Edmonds Opera Studio, Adelaide SA     

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Reviews

Love Burns

5 Stars “Cannon’s unerring eye when it comes to the finer details and machinations when played out on such a small set. This tragic tale is told with understated humour and brio; never does the score or plot lag… Yet another successful revival.”

Brett Allen-Bayes - LIMELIGHT 7 June, 2021

Christina’s World

4 ½ stars “What we have is, in effect, a painting or tableau brought to life, a place wherein the characters are not only allowed to interact freely, but a place wherein, particularly in the case of the work’s title character, is able to muse and suggest in soliloquy.” Brett Allen-Bayes - LIMELIGHT 3 August 2019

Tosca

"It gives everything you want for a great night of music and theatre."

Ewart Shaw - Adelaide Advertiser February 2019

A Little Night Music

“astute direction from Nicholas Cannon”

Cameron Woodhead – The Age 28 February 2018

 

“Direction by Cannon is excellent – this is a slick, sharp production”

Ellen Burgin – Theatre People 4 March 2018

 

La Vida Breve

“An utterly captivating and delightful experience that deserved a longer season.”

Vincent Plush – Limelight Magazine 1 September 2017

 

“the cleverness of director Nicholas Cannon”

Greg Elliot – In Daily 31 August 2017

Price Check!

“Price Check! The Musical is fun, unpretentiously so. (It) had all the bounce needed for a fun twilight Sunday afternoon out.”

David O’Brien – The Barefoot Review July 2016

 

L’Heure Espagnole & Gianni Schicchi

“Co-directors Jane Millet and Nicholas Cannon have delivered fast-moving, action-packed, witty accounts that really entertained the opening night audience.”

Barney Zwartz – The Age 16th March 2015

 

“Nicholas Cannon and co-director Jane Millet have concocted an imaginative night of fun and frolics with a bunch of talented performers.”

Heather Leviston – Classic Melbourne 16th March 2015

The Gondoliers Dream Getaway

“Director Nick Cannon also displays flair and a real understanding of the humour of his subject. He also provides many humorous touches so essential to a night of G&S.” 

David MacFarlane OAM. August 2014

 

The Old Maid and the Thief

“Mopoke, a new company, announce their presence with a truly charming and finely sung account of this brief Menotti opera .... The company’s close relationship with Co*opera shows, not just in the venue but the style and freshness of the production. Nicholas Cannon’s direction of a work first written for radio has the cast turning chairs and tables as the location shifts, keeping up with the fluid music. The work is a perceptive choice and we can only wait to see what else Mopoke will bring us.”

Ewart Shaw – Adelaide Advertiser February 2014

Cosi Fan Tutte

“It was absolutely fantastic” (Roxby Downs Performance)

Katrina Berry – Roxby Downs Sun April 2012

 

Suor Angelica

“Simple direction from Nicholas Cannon let the music speak for itself.”

Peter Burdon – Adelaide Advertiser 8th November 2012

 

“Once again, Co-Opera presented a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding evening of fine music under the direction of Nicholas Cannon, who got to the core of this work and ensured that the singers also knew how to act and bring out the inner emotional content and subtle nuances of the libretto.”                                                     

Barry Lenny – Glam Adelaide February 2011

 

Eugene Onegin

“Opera this close to the audience requires serious levels of concentration and rewards the singers and the audience handsomely … Nicholas Cannon's direction is simple and satisfying.”                                                                                       

Ewart Shaw – Adelaide Advertiser November 2011