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Originally from Melbourne Finn Gilheany traveled to Perth to study at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) under Patricia Price. Achieving his Bachelor of Music (classical voice) in 2015. Finn has extensive performance experience in classical performance, stage combat, acting, and musical theater. Since the age of thirteen he has been constantly involved in performance: from his beginnings as a trumpeter in school orchestras, bands, and ensembles, to joining choirs and getting on stage in plays and musicals.
Finn has been a chorus member and combat choreographer with Melbourne Opera since 2016, is an original artist with Blanke Knochen Opera, is a current choral scholar at St. Johns Church Toorak and is a part of the Opera Scholars Australia program.
HMS Pinafore is Finn's solo debut with Melbourne Opera. Finn has also performed Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Theseus from Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Amos Heart in Chicago, and Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance, as well as many other spoken roles. Other performances that Finn has had the pleasure of being involved with include; Wagner’s Tannhauser, Donizetti's Anna Bolena, Goetz Taming of the Shrew, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Calamity Jane.