"bold and visionary" - SIMON PLANT
FEBRUARY 9-18, 2024
Get set to broaden your horizons over ten days of surprise and delight.
ACOCo presents an unforgettable 10-day contemporary opera and song festival - the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere: 2 Australian Premieres and midweek satellite song recitals, forums and presentations.
"like nothing you've ever heard before" - NY Times
A welcoming, awe-inspiring place of connection
Spectacular array of established and new generation Australian talent
Bold and compelling stories of today and tomorrow
Combine with regional food, wine, scenery and tourist attractions
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Following on from successful Festivals in the Yarra Valley and Nagambie, ACOCO's new Festival is geared up to make a splash in a coastal Victorian location - and an ideal summer time-slot.
a world of new stories and talent
beautiful surrounds and local hospitality
with family, friends and strangers - and make new friends!
with artists, fans and experts
yourself drawn into stories of today, and tomorrow
"OPERA...MOVED BEYOND THAT SLIGHTLY SCARY, ,SEEMINGLY INACCESSIBLE, HIGHBROW ART-FORM AND INTO THE MODERN CULTURAL LEXICON...PRETTY COOL"
RACHEL CORMACK / CONCRETE PLAYGROUND
"[YOUR FESTIVAL] HAS MADE AS BIG A CULTURAL IMPACT AS THE INTRODUCTION OF THE TARRAWARRA MUSEUM OF ART...SUPERB...BRAVO"
SAVAAD FELICH / YARRA VALLEY ARTS
"THE PLAYING AND SINGING WERE EXEMPLARY - AND WHAT A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO SEE RISING AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL STARS! THANK YOU FOR BRINGING SUCH TALENT TO US...WE WILL DEFINITELY BECOME REGULARS...EXCELLENT WORK"
[Opera Festival Gala Opening, 2019]
"WANTED TO LET THE COMPANY KNOW HOW MUCH MY 15YO GRANDDAUGHTER AND I ENJOYED THE SHOW...WASN'T SURE SHE'D LIKE CONTEMPORARY OPERA BUT SHE WAS ENTHRALLED"
- NEW AUDIENCE MEMBER
[Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Summer Season 2021-2022]
"JOINS THE RANK OF TOP-NOTCH SHOWS...TOP-CLASS...EXALTED LEVELS...INTENSELY AND MOVINGLY PERFORMED"
BARNEY ZWARTZ - SMH/THE AGE
[The Loser, Melbourne Recital Centre 2022]
"ABSORBING...HYPNOTIC...IN FRONT OF A FULL HOUSE AT FED SQUARE
...SOPHISTICATED AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING...VISUALLY POWERFUL AND MUSICALLY PULSATING"