Adjudicator – D’Arne Sleeman
D’Arne Sleeman a graduate of Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith university is a Brisbane-based singer who has worked in all genres from opera, music and live theatre through to being a professional cantor.
A regular artist with Opera Queensland she has performed in over forty productions since 1993, toured for three years with their primary school production of “The Songbird” in the title role and worked as tour manager.
She appeared in the Verdi Requiem and The Flowering Tree – John Adams as part of the 2019 season.
D’Arne, has taught at Clayfield College and St Aidan’s as a vocal teacher.
As a freelance artist, she performs regularly throughout Brisbane and regional areas.
A couple of highlights included singing the anthem for the Bledisloe Cup at Suncorp Stadium and appearing in the recently released Thor Ragnarok Movie.
Engagements have included Opera Queensland, Operatif, Underground Opera, Army Band and one of the world’s largest sit down dinners for 6000 in Musgrave Park.
She has performed internationally in Cortona Italy, and with Opera Box in Wales and London.
In 2016 she was invited as part of an Australian Arts Council grant to conduct workshops and school concerts for the Emerald Festival of Bands.
In 2018 D’Arne was invited by QPAC and La Scala Ballet to present an Italian music installation as pre-show entertainment for the international ballet company.
In 2019 she presented several concerts at Epsom House in Tasmania and enjoys a full and varied schedule as a performer in a variety of corporate engagements.
D’Arne was invited to adjudicate the Choral and Vocal categories for the Mackay Eisteddfod in October 2016. In 2019 she Adjudicated in vocal and choral for Dalby, Maryborough Eisteddfods and for Fairholme College Toowoomba vocal soiree.
For Coffs Harbour eisteddfod she adjudicated in vocal, choral and drama. D’Arne is looking forward to adjudicating projects for 2020 including Taree and Sunshine Coast.
D’Arne produced and performed in several children’s performances as part of the “Live in the Libraries Series” for Brisbane City Council including, The Velveteen Rabbit, Bastien & Bastiana, Christmas around the World, Shakespeare in Music, and Rhymes, Rhythms & Rounds.
She produced a series of morning melody events for regional performances throughout Queensland from 2014 including, Yeppoon, Eumundi, Redcliffe, Ipswich, Redland Bay, Sunshine coast.