Lindy Hume, Artistic Director of Opera Queensland, is one of Australia’s leading directors, acknowledged internationally for fresh interpretations of a wide variety of repertoire. She is equally recognised for progressive artistic leadership, most recently as Festival Director for Sydney Festival (2010-2012) and Perth International Arts Festival (2004-2007), and before that as Artistic Director of OzOpera, Victoria State Opera and West Australian Opera.
As a director she has created more than 50 major productions across Australasia and internationally: Opera Australia, New Zealand Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper (Berlin), Opera Theatre St Gallen (Switzerland), Händel Festspiele Halle, Aldeburgh Festival (UK), Houston Grand Opera and Leipzig Opera; and has won several prestigious awards, including Helpmann and Green Room Awards for Best Director for the world premiere of Richard Mills’ Batavia.
A passionate advocate for regional arts, Lindy currently sits on the Boards of South East Arts (Chair) and Regional Arts NSW. The University of Western Australia awarded Lindy Hume the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in 2007.