Brian Stacey – chronology

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3rd December 1946 Brian James Stacey Born in Sydney, NSW
1964 entered NSW Conservatorium of Music
1968 married Monica Cunningham
employed as Director of Music, North Sydney Boys High School
1972 Melinda Anne (Mindy) born in Lismore, NSW
1974 Nicole maree (Nikki) born in Lismore, NSW
1975 employed as Music Director, Queensland Ballet, Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Light Opera
1980 off to the UK to study with and assist Sir Charles Mackerras
1984 employed as Music Director, The Australian Ballet
1985 employed as Resident Conductor and Head of Music Staff at Victoria State Opera
1986 begins to share his life with Kathryn Sadler (Kate)
invited as consultant to The Crown Prince of Tonga for the development of music in the Kingdom of Tonga
guest conductor, Mercury Theatre Opera Group, Auckland NZ
1987 guest conductor, State Opera of South Australia and The Australian Opera
1988 guest conductor, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
1989 guest conductor, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Spoleto Festival
1990 Music Director, Marina Prior’s album ‘Leading Lady’ and Anthony Warlow’s album ‘Centrestage’
1991 Music Director, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’
1992 records ‘An evening of classics’ with the State Orchestra of Victoria
Music Director, Marina Prior’s album ‘Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ and Anthony Warlow’s album ‘On the boards’
1993 Music Director, ‘Into the woods’ for Sydney Theatre Company
conducts Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ for Auckland Opera
Music Director, ‘Follies’ in concert
guest conductor, ‘My Fair Lady’ for Victoria State Opera
1994 conducts ‘West Side Story’ for IMG/Victoria State Opera
conducts ‘Kismet’ for Victoria State Opera
conducts ‘A dinner engagement’ for Pt Fairy Festival
1995 assists Sir Charles Mackerras on ‘Katya Kabanova’ for The Australian Opera conducts ‘Candide’ for the Brisbane Biennial
conducts ‘Ruddigore’ for Victoria State Opera
Music Director for ‘The Secret Garden’
awarded The Age Performing Arts Award for Best Musical Director
1996 records CD Morning Melodies Volume 2 with State Orchestra of Victoria
conducts ‘Die Fledermaus’ for West Australian Opera
conducts ‘Aida’ for Victoria State Opera
Music Director of ‘Sweeny Todd’ for Queensland Theatre Company
conducts concert of music by Kurt Weill for Melbourne Symphony
Music Director, ‘Sunset Boulevard’
25th October 1996
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