Guest Conductor

Vanessa Scammell

Experience Vanessa Scammell lead Australian artist Meg Washington and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for a special performance.

Vanessa Scammell

Vanessa Scammell, Conductor

Vanessa Scammell’s most recent engagements include a double bill (The Dream/Marguerite and Armand) for The Australian Ballet, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 for the Melbourne Symphony and a concert version of Singin’ in the Rain. In 2021/2022, she conducted the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland and West Australian Symphony Orchestras in programmes such as Vera Blue, The Bamboos, Birds of Tokyo, An Evening with Anthony Warlow, Love Actually, To Barbra With Love, Opera in the Outback (for Opera Queensland) and An American in Paris for The Australian Ballet.

Previously, she conducted Sweeney Todd and Jekyll & Hyde (both starring Anthony Warlow), an encore national tour of From Broadway to La Scala, My Fair Lady for Opera Australia and a new production of The Merry Widow for West Australian Opera; she led seasons of Lehár’s masterpiece for Opera Australia and Opera Queensland in 2018 as well as conducting Eskimo Joe for the Brisbane Festival.

For Opera Australia, she has conducted South Pacific, the national tour of La traviata and was Musical Director for their acclaimed 2015 television opera, The Divorce.  For the Australian Ballet, her credits include Body Torque, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and The Dream.

For the Really Useful Company, Vanessa was Musical Director for The Phantom of the Opera in Beijing, Taipei, Athens, South Korea, South Africa and Australia; West Side Story Australian Tour for Farrelly Productions; Chicago Australasian Tour for Gordon Frost Organisation and the Australian premiere of The Light in the Piazza.