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Financial support from Donors, Sponsors and Partners has resulted in 14 years of innovative, engaging and inspiring stories, shared with over 200,000 people live, and 13M online/globally.

Donors and Partners can be proud of the enduring impact of their investment in ACOCO, particularly in the advancement of careers, and in the future of contemporary operatic story-telling in Australia.

Donors and Partners are at the core of what we do - through our connection we all create scope to imagine, collaborate, commission and present exceptional opera, which in turn stimulates, connects and delights audiences.

From your financial contribution and committed advocacy flows far-reaching benefits and impact - in the repertoire and artists ACOCO strengthens, the people who are enabled to access our work, and development of an organic art form that predates - and will outlive - us all.


Philanthropy is the fuel for ACOCO's growth and sustainability. As an ACNC endorsed charity, with Deductible Gift Recipient and Tax Concession Charity status, you can claim a tax-deduction for your contribution.

See and appreciate our valued Donor Circle, below!

Donor List


podium - leaders

Maureen Wheeler AO  

Urquhart Charitable Fund

Henkell Family Fund

- Australian Communities Foundation

Gertrude Johnson Estate

The Dowd Foundation 

Bill Gillies

Margaret Lawrence Bequest (2020)

L. C. Nash 

Amy Poynton

Eric Ormond Baker Fund

Besen Family Foundation

Marjorie & Eduard Eshuys

Jeffrey & Ann Brady

front row

Leanne and Emeri De Bortoli 

Michael Anderson & Khoi Bui 

Nadia Taylor

Ruth & Tom O'Dea

dress circle

Jane Kunstler

John & Mary Grant

Millar Merrigan

Jane & Malcolm Steel


Craig Lidgerwood & Stephen Ryan

Margaret & John Dumesny


Prof. Charles Qin OAM & Kate Ritchie

Paul Gardner AM

Nance Grant AM MBE & Ian Harris

Barbara & Robert Paterson

Irina Kuzminsky & Mark Delaney

Rupert Myer AO

Leanne Kessell

Paul & Gay Rosen

Suzanne Halliday

Lindy Golding

Meyer & Carole Sibbel

Leana Papaelia


Liz Nield

Brian Bailey

Ann Kemeny

Barbara Manovel

Merle Hathaway

Ezmerald Gulian

Dale Simpson

Snowe Li

Peter Newton

Natalie Tenaglia

Brooke Dunnell

Jamie Moffatt

Carissa Dyall

Marie Therese Jensen

Lesley Hale

Irene Crozier

Spencer Field

Michelle Thompson

Ian Evenden

Andrew Donovan

Debbie Sue Brady

Monica Teelow

Elizabeth Hill

Branko Saban

Andrew Gissing

Stuart & Sue Hamilton

William Adam

Paul Selar

Anna Gifford

Monica Lim

Sophie Williams

David Kram

Anne Neri

Adrian McEniery

Maureen McKeon

Bruce Sims

Inge Lederer

Eva Hussein

Clare Purbrick

Lester Johnson

James Robinson

Helen Donnard

Vivienne Twigg

Adelaide Greenaway

Jason Catlett (Commission Consortium)

Orlando De Pury

Stephanie & Peter Exton

Peter Selar

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