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Elizabeth Hill-Cooper

CEO, Choreographer & Director

Elizabeth directs Parrwang Lifts the Sky in March and The Grumpiest Boy in the World in May as part of Season 2024.

Elizabeth began her career as a classical ballet dancer with West Australian Ballet. Moving into choreography and directing, she discovered her love of opera. She has created or restaged productions for several state opera companies and Opera Australia. Her credits include Fledermaus, The Gypsy Princess, The Tales of Hoffmann, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance, Rusalka, Lakme and Arabella. Elizabeth regularly collaborates with Stuart Maunder and Roger Kirk.

Joining Victorian Opera in 2012, Elizabeth has directed mainstage productions such as Pelleas and Melisande and The Pearl Fishers, and was the company’s Executive Producer and Artistic Associate from 2014–2019.

She was appointed Victorian Opera’s CEO in May 2019.