Therèsa Borg

Therèsa Borg is a director, performer and writer.  She is a graduate of University of Melbourne (B.Ed. Sec (Music)) and The Victorian College of the Arts (Opera Studio, Masters in Writing for Performance). Therèsa’s roles in music theatre and opera include Christine, Cosette, Zerbinetta, Angelique, the Queen of the Night, Jellylorum, Musetta, Hope Harcourt, Eliza Doolittle and Fosca for producers including Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company, The Production Company, Victorian Opera and Opera Australia.

Her directing credits include Titanic starring Anthony Warlow at Melbourne Town Hall, Sweeney Todd, starring Anthony Warlow and Gina Riley at Her Majesty’s Melbourne, The Light in the Piazza at Arts Centre Melbourne, Disney Under the Stars at SOH/ Myer Music Bowl, Paw Patrol Live! at Wembley Arena and twice voice-directing the Muppeteers in New York City. Her operatic directing credits include productions of The Consul and La Cenerentola to outstanding reviews.   Therèsa was Resident Director on GWB’s recent tour of An American in Paris (2021-2) and Death of a Salesman (2023-4) starring Anthony La Paglia.  She directed Little Women at the Victorian College of the Arts for the Music Theatre Company of 2023.

Therèsa was the 2022 National Library of Australia Creative Fellow for Australian Writing. In 2021, Therèsa and composer Jane Hammond wrote Songs of the Helmeted Honeyeater, a celebration of citizen science written in collaboration with the mountain communities of Yellingbo and Corranderk and which premiered at fortyfivedownstairs and Melbourne Recital Centre. In March 2024 Theresa and Jane workshopped their new opera The Spare Room, an adaptation of Helen Garner’s celebrated novel, thanks to Victorian Opera.

Therèsa founded Melbourne production house TEG Entertainment Store/Life Like Touring with her partner Anton Berezin in 1999, and over the course of 20 years with their company she wrote and directed over 20 family musicals in collaboration with international studios. These shows, including Scooby Doo Live: Musical Mysteries, Octonauts Live: Operation Reef Shield, and Sesame Street presents Elmo’s World Tour, toured mainstages and arenas globally.