Evolution

The Opera Studio Melbourne  ->  Gertrude Opera  ->  Australian Contemporary Opera Co.

Established as
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

Re-naming company and planning for the future - to reflect standing, output, aspirations and culture of the company

2015

2017

2020

2013

2008

PRESENT

THE CONSUL

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