The Opera Studio Melbourne  ->  Gertrude Opera  ->  Australian Contemporary Opera Co.

Established as
The Opera Studio Melbourne, a repetory company made up of young artists in Australia and overseas.

Gertrude Opera became 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

Planning for the future - living values reflecting standing, output, aspirations and culture of the company

2015

2017

2020

2013

2008

PRESENT

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Elevate Donors
SUPPORTING ACOCo GERTRUDE JOHNSON YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM

Gertrude Johnson Estate
Maureen Wheeler AO
Hans & Petra Henkell
Ruth & Tom O'Dea
Podium Production


“cutting-edge theatre...
bold and visionary.”

—  Simon Plant, Senior Arts Writer - Herald Sun

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