ONLY THOSE WHO WILL RISK GOING TOO FAR CAN POSSIBLY FIND OUT HOW FAR ONE CAN GO
- T. S. Eliot
Australian Contemporary Opera Co. is a place for talented story-tellers - emerging and established - to meaningfully connect with their audiences.
Through contemporary repertoire and lens, artists of all kinds expand skills and horizons, and extend role and project experience with ACOCO - opening up a world of opportunities in the global opera arena.
Professional talent development is a life-long task. ACOCO is committed to being that place where artists find their authentic voice, artistic personality and supportive cohort.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER:
Intake for 2024 is almost complete (baritones & basses may still apply); however, we are happy to accept expressions of interest via email from emerging artists (CV and URLs to recent videos/self-tapes) at any time. Emerging = having not yet engaged on paid Award rates with an established company
We are happy to accept expressions of interest via email from emerging artists (CV and URLs to recent videos/self-tapes) at any time. Professional = min. 3 years out of tertiary study/more than 1 principal role with established professional company at award or above award rate
Directors, Conductors, Repetiteurs: EMAIL EOI with an artistic statement, link to CV and showreel or video samples (please do not send files requiring download or viewing permission) If you have not yet been engaged on paid Award rates with an established company, consider being part of our Emerging Artist cohort.
We have the capacity to include international emerging artists under a Special Program (Visa SubClass 408) cultural exchange. All costs of visa, travel, accommodation and living expenses need to be covered by the individual. Plans for 2024 include preparations for a 3-opera, multi-event 10-day Festival of Contemporary Opera and Song in February 2024. As well as a secure vocal technique and musical/dramatic proficiency, we're looking for versatility, collegiality, and an openness to doing things 'differently'. Our staged operas are performed in English as the predominant language of our audience. ACOCo believes in shaping opera and operatic music-theatre to fit our contemporary place and narrative, with artists in our cohort and our audiences front-of-mind.