mitch riley

Mitch Riley is an Australian performing artist. He works primarily as a classical singer, but is also active as an actor, director and puppeteer. Mitch has a Bachelor of Music Studies (Classical singing) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2011). His interest in music, the voice and the body in the theatre led him to Paris, France, where he undertook studies in theatre between 2016 and 2018. During this time he studied at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq; marionettes, manipulation and movement with Eric de Sarria and Nancy Rusek (Compagnie Philippe Genty), Camille Trouvé (Les Anges au Plafond), and Jean-Louis Heckel, Sarah Helley and Einat Landais (La NEF); clown with Vincent Rouche (Compagnie du Moment); and Topeng (Balinese dance and mask theatre) with Frédéric Tellier. Mitch's interest in the voice, music-led theatre and the creation of new work has led to a rich partnership with Sydney Chamber Opera (SCO), with whom he has performed regularly since the company's inaugural production in 2011. With SCO, Mitch has premiered lead roles in a number of new Australian operas and stage works, and has performed works by leading international composers. Mitch is an Artistic Associate with SCO. He has performed at the Sydney Festival (2014, 2016), the Melbourne Festival (2015), and the Biennale of Sydney (2012, 2016).