ACOCo acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first peoples and Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and waterways on which we live and create. We pay our respects to First Peoples and their Elders past and present. We are privileged to be based in Naarm (Melbourne), located on the banks of the Birrarung (Yarra River), on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation.
SINGING STORIES OF TODAY AND TOMORROW
ACOCo exists for cultural enrichment and community benefit.
ACOCo's practice is audience-centric, and takes the form of performances and creations exploring human triumphs, foibles, follies and hopes.
We believe that music, theatre and visual storytelling are fundamental building blocks for engaging in human relationships, and that operatic story-telling can be both epic and intimate. We bring strangers together.
ACOCo embraces the non-traditional and the new, and with imaginative versions of old, to make opera of now.
In everything we do, we maintain standards of professional excellence and integrity in platforming Australian talent.
We value our place on the planet, our collective Australian identity, and are driven to contribute meaningfully to a strong, inclusive, sustainable and empathic global community.