ACOCo respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Country on which we stand, live, work and create. Sovereignty was never ceded, and we pay our respects to First Peoples across Victoria and Australia.
Our practice spans performances and creation of works that tell stories of us and of others. Festival, mainstage, chamber and digital performances are linked by a focus on enhancing human relationships through musical, theatrical and visual story-telling. We embrace the non-traditional and the new, and new versions of old, while maintaining standards of excellence and integrity across all output.
We continue to work and roll with COVID-19 challenges and disruptions, with our eyes firmly on connecting with our audiences in the creating and sharing of our contemporary productions.
We love our artists, musicians, creative teams and crew. Their daily dedication to achieving 'world-class' in preparing, rehearsal and performance is inspiring. The stories told, interwoven with their own unique perspectives and experiences, are real and relevant. Committed to making a contribution to an art form that has its roots beyond a western classical music tradition, ACOCo whole-heartedly embraces its role as operatic storytellers for the 21st century.
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Each year, we select a small number of Principal and Associate Young Artists and give them the opportunity to create world-class work and build their audiences for the future.
Thanks to the long-term support of the Gertrude Johnson Estate, Urquhart Charitable Fund, the Henkell Family Fund and recently, the Eric Ormond Baker Fund, we shape opera performers, careers and audiences for the 21st Century.
Our Young Artists are regularly snapped up by Opera Australia and other professional companies - many can now be seen as principal artists on world stages. We actively seek new audiences and program to highlight the power of opera in its all-arts all-human encompassing form.
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Our Partners, Donors, and in-kind supporters enable our work.
With a multitude of people working behind the scenes to bring our work to audiences,
ACOCo is assisted by a board that champions and supports ACOCo's mission and ambitious vision, through both practical and financial support.
ACOCo is registered on ATO Register of Cultural Organisations -
Deductible Gift Recipient & Tax Concession Charity
Find the ACOCo Story, Board, Team, Partners & Supporters here.
'Moon' by Moya O'Brien and Joseph Noonan - NoMe Studios
for our award-winning Australian premiere of The Enchanted Pig ©2019
“Opera, where virtually every single element of art is involved, is unique still. Music, text, literature, movement, dance, ballet, body, history, psychology, light, visual arts…it’s the most extreme, the most real and emotionally powerful form of performing arts.
- BARRIE KOSKY International Australian Opera and Theatre Director
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