SPOTLIGHT ON: Musical Theatre from the director’s chair featuring Matthew Barclay
Matthew Barclay is currently the Artistic Advisor for The Arts team, and comes to us with a wealth of experience, in directing and choreography both nationally and internationally. He also specialises in the training and mentoring of emerging artists – reflecting on his own journey in the Creative Arts
Starting as a chorister he commenced his dance training at the VCA and the Australian Ballet School. Over the years he has worked on many and varied musicals, with his skills seeing him staging over forty productions with Opera Australia, his most recent being ‘Carmen’ touring regional Australia.
He has also directed opera productions in LA, Montréal, Beijing, Hanoi, and will soon be directing a production of Madame Butterfly, in Taiwan.
Matt’s work is fresh and engaging, introducing traditional opera audiences to the Avant Garde world of puppetry masks and dialogue, whilst being influenced by choreographers he has had the pleasure of working with – including Graeme Murphy and Meryl Tankard to name a few.
He is the Director of SCS Archdiocesan 2022 production “School of Rock.”