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
Re-naming company and planning for the future - to reflect 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