Opera Factory Workshop: Find Your Voice

Have you ever wanted to be on stage in one of those big, famous opera chorus scenes? Or perhaps you’ve been singing in the car or shower, but aren’t sure about singing for an audience?

Let Workshop Director and Soprano, Sidonie Henbest help you “Find Your Voice” and develop your vocal abilities. You’ll also get to sing in a real opera chorus supporting an opera singer as part of the workshop. No previous voice training necessary!

Thanks to Renewal SA and City of Port Adelaide Enfield, these free workshops will be an inclusive, educational, and enjoyable process for participants of all levels.

Registrations are essential. See below for more details.

When and where

Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Times: 11am–1pm or 6pm–8pm
Location: The Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill, Mundy Street, Port Adelaide

What to bring: Water for refreshment


Register on Eventbrite here.

For any queries, please email Sue McKenzie.

About the Workshop Director

Sidonie Henbest is a soprano noted for her versatility and presence. In 2015, she made her operatic debut with Co-Opera and has since toured Australia in their productions of The Mikado, Cosi fan tutte, and The Magic Flute, and appeared as Leonora in Il Trovatore, and Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito for their Intermezzo Series in Adelaide.

Sidonie is a member of the State Opera of South Australia and recently performed in Barrie Kosky’s acclaimed production of SAUL for the 2017 Adelaide Festival.

Sidonie has also performed extensively as a cabaret and concert artist. Sidonie is honoured to have given Australian premieres of notable contemporary chamber works including Peter Eötvös’ Natasha (based on his opera, Three Sisters) accompanied by Soundstream Collective, as well as A Night of Grand Opera By the Lake at Glen Ewin Estate.

RealTime described her as “dynamic in the demanding vocal role”. Since 2010, Sidonie has continued her professional development with mezzo-soprano Cheryl Pickering. She has been a Finalist for the Dawn Wallace State Opera Aria Prize and was the 2015 winner of the Wagner Prize, Adelaide Eisteddfod.

About Opera Factory Workshops at the Port

As part of its ongoing community outreach program, Co-Opera is proud to present performing arts workshops in the Flour Shed at Hart’s Mill on 26–29 April 2017. These free workshops are brought to you by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Renewal SA.

The workshops cover the four main areas of performance art: Voice, Acting, Dance and Instrumental Music. Each workshop will be directed by Co-Opera’s professional performers who are widely recognised for their skill and authority in working with educational and community-based groups.