Sophie Mackay is a Stage Manager from Sydney, Australia. She recently relocated to be part of the opening team at Dubai Opera in the United Arab Emirates. Before her move, she spent many years in the world of opera predominately with Opera Australia.
Her love of theatre began as a child when her parents would play the soundtracks of musicals during the drive from Melbourne to Sydney to keep her occupied. She didn’t know what a Stage Manager was and couldn’t believe it when she found out that you could actually get a job working backstage in a theatre.
After receiving a BA (Design for Theatre and Television) from Charles Sturt University, Sophie joined the Staging Department at the Sydney Opera House before moving into the Stage Management department. Since then she has also worked with Pinchgut Opera, Pacific Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia, the Ensemble Theatre, Sydney Festival and now Dubai Opera.