Performances

Some highlights

PETER AND JACK

with Barry Humphries and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

“Conductor Vanessa Scammell expertly handles the complexities of various musical styles and innumerable cues, whilst drawing from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, impassioned performances of music.”

BROADWAY TO LA SCALA

with the Adelaide Symphony

“A hauntingly beautiful You’ll Never Walk Alone led to a well-deserved standing ovation for the performers and for Musical Director Vanessa Scammell who not only led the sensational Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with energy and restraint as needed, but also possesses the most sculpted ‘set of guns’ ever seen onstage.”

SOUTH PACIFIC

Opera Australia

From the overture, and the tender opening scene between Emile De Becque (Teddy Tahu Rhodes) and Nellie Forbush (Lisa McCune), the show is already a joy to behold; the 33-piece orchestra, led by Vanessa Scammell, soars.”

HELLO DOLLY

The Production Company

“The tight orchestra is heard at their very best under the exacting baton of musical director Vanessa Scammell. “

–  Man In Chair

SWEENEY TODD

A TEG Life Like Company production

“The orchestra, under the excellent baton of Musical Director Vanessa Scammell, delivers Sondheim’s sometimes operatic and demanding, sharp, dark and spiky score magnificently.”

JECKYL and HYDE

Concertworks

Maestro Vanessa Scammell again illustrates her flair for musical theatre, her meticulous work allowing the score to be heard at its very best. Orchestral music is rich and lush, and vocal harmonies are expertly realised.”

BIRDS OF TOKYO

with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

“The songs from Birds of Tokyo lend themselves magnificently to working with an orchestra and under the deft baton of ethereal conductor Vanessa Scammell, who also lent a hand on the piano, the songs were next level good. Good Lord and I’d Go With You Anywhere had the fans clapping and singing along.”

BIRDS OF TOKYO

with West Australian Symphony Orchestra

The Conductor weaves her wand like a protagonist of a JK Rowling classic, orchestrating a magical spell of an acoustic sensation.”

THE MERRY WIDOW

with West Australian Opera

“Taryn Fiebig made her long-overdue company debut as Hanna under the baton of Vanessa Scammell, WA Opera’s first female conductor.”

THE MERRY WIDOW

with Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House

“Conductor Vanessa Scammell achieves a delightful Viennese sound, having the strings play with disciplined uniformity and maintaining a gossamer-light touch throughout the other instruments. Scammell’s pristine work allows the hummable tunes to be heard at their very best.”

DARK SKY SERENADE & SINGING IN THE NIGHT

with Opera Queensland, Festival of Outback Opera

“All the pieces in the repertoire that Conductor Vanessa Scammell, Camerata and Opera Queensland chose are beautiful.”