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We’re a visionary collective of artists creating a sustainable place for contemporary arts in Australia; a catalyst in the opera journey for new generations.

We’ve been boldly sharing stories in song since 2008, inviting all inquisitive minds to experience the artform we love; and developing talent pipelines along the way. 


We believe in the transformative power of the arts, for both the audience and those centre stage. By telling stories our way, we’re challenging conventions, pushing boundaries and creating a home for contemporary opera in Australia. 


Come curious, leave inspired.


ACOCO x Pt. Leo Estate Gala

JUST PAST (Friday Feb 23)

A sensory feast of Victorian gastronomic and artistic brilliance. This is not your typical opera gala. 


A dynamic, beautiful curation of pieces from contemporary Australian performers, and enjoy a 3 course gala dinner served with generous pours of Pt. Leo Estate wines. All set against the dramatic and beautiful backdrop of the Mornington Peninsula. 


This commemorative evening marks the beginning of the ACOCO x Pt. Leo Estate partnership, in anticipation of ACOCO's summer festival of international contemporary opera and song from 2025. 



Meet ACOCO's delightful and talented 2024 Rising Artist cohort, as they perform in the private garden - natural amphitheatre of TUGURIUM in Macedon, hosted by Stephen Ryan and Craig Lidgerwood.

These exceptional young artists will present an entertaining mix of favourite and rare opera arias and ensembles sung in English, hosted by the fabulous EMILY BURKE.

Garden entry, botanical art exhibition, wine & refreshments included.

A favourite annual (almost...) regional event since 2014 - usually sells out, so get your tickets fast! 


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Opera for schools: a (singing) lesson in inclusion 

There is sibling quibbling in the Gruff household - there is a misunderstood creatur living under the bridge - how are Milly, Silly and Willy Gruff going to get to their audition at the opera house?!


This is more than just a performance. Fig-a-Troll is an opportunity to inspire, educate and unite young people. A timeless re-telling of the story of 3 Billy Goats Gruff, this 45 minute opera for children combines music, storytelling, visual arts and design to teach the importance of embracing diversity. 


Featuring music by Rossini that gives an Australian operatic treatment to cartoon music you will know and love. Sung in English, children will feel engaged, inspired and empowered.

Australian Contemporary Opera Company is based on Wurundjeri land in the Kulin Nation, and acknowledges that we live, work and sing on unceded lands. We are privileged to play on Country where songs have been sung for many thousands of years.

Australian Contemporary Opera Company acknowledges the sovereignty of First Nations peoples of this continent and pays our deep respects to their Elders past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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