ACOCo FESTIVAL FEB 09 - 18, 2024
OPERA I THEATRE I SONG
"bold and visionary" - SIMON PLANT
Broaden your horizons and get set for surprise and delight as ACOCo presents their unforgettable 10-day contemporary opera and song festival - the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Australian and international artists
International and Australian premieres
Spectacular array of established and new generation talent
Combining traditional techniques with experimental practice
Bold and compelling stories of today and tomorrow
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Following on from successful Festivals in the Yarra Valley and Nagambie, ACOCo's NOW Festival is geared up to make a splash in a new Victorian location - and a new 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"