The Opera Studio Melbourne -> Gertrude Opera -> Australian Contemporary Opera Co.
The Opera Studio Melbourne, a repetory company made up of young artists in Australia and overseas.
Started performing under Gertrude Opera - performing arm of The Opera Studio Melb, featuring established professional artists alongside emerging artists.
Founded Australia's first regional weekend opera festival - held in Nagambie Lakes in central Victoria in 2015 & 2015
Moved Australia's only opera festival to an annual 10 day format, housed in a 'pop-up theatre tent' on a working farm in the Yarra Valley
Presented Australia's only - and world-first - online opera festival of contemporary opera to critical acclaim
Planning for the future - living values reflecting standing, output, aspirations and culture of the company
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Bravo. Showing Australia that opera can be contemporary, relevant, theatrically gripping, musically excellent. Brave choices..cannot praise highly enough.”
— Bel Canto, NSW