Michelle McCarthy



Last Victorian Opera production

Mrs Nordstrom in Sondheim's A Little Night Music, June - July 2019

Last 3 major performances 

  • The Dew Fairy, Hansel and Gretel, Victorian Opera
  • The Snow Queen/Princess/Robber Girl, The Snow Queen, Victorian Opera
  • The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Victorian Opera


  • Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
  • Victorian Opera Developing Artist Program

Age when you started singing


Favourite opera or musical

I really enjoyed Victorian Opera’s 2017 production of The Black Rider - I love collaborative stuff!

Favourite opera or musical role to perform

Mabel in Pirates of Penzance.

A fun fact not many people know about you

I’m also a passionate language teacher and work as a business English coach in Berlin.

What do you like to sing in the shower?

'Wuthering Heights' by Kate Bush.


Michelle McCarthy, in an enormous Glinda the Good Witch type frock, possesses a sweet soprano that is just as pretty as she looked.  

Bridget Davies, The Sydney Morning Herald 

Michelle McCarthy as Dew Fairy in Victorian Opera's production of Hansel and Gretel. Photo: Charlie Kinross for Victorian Opera