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15 May 2012

Opera Australia

Opera Australia is Australia's national opera company, resident at the Sydney Opera House and the Arts Centre, Melbourne. Opera Australia is dedicated to enriching Australia's cultural life with exceptional opera and presenting opera that excites audiences and sustains and develops the art form.

It is Australia's largest and busiest performing arts organisation, with over 700 performances and playing to more than half a million people each year, including two main stage opera seasons in Sydney and Melbourne and a range of other activities including opera concerts and free outdoor performances in Sydney’s Domain and Melbourne’s Myer Music Bowl.


Opera Australia’s repertoire ranges from baroque to bel canto to high romantic opera to operetta and musicals to new commissions. Beyond the theatre, Opera Australia, in collaboration with national broadcaster the ABC, broadcasts live and recorded opera performances on radio and TV and, from 2010, in cinemas.

Opera Australia has a touring company, Oz Opera, and a schools company. Oz Opera performs in regional centres and capital cities, while the schools company performs in primary schools across NSW, Victoria and South Australia.