Our Supporters

ACOCo is grateful to the following individuals, businesses and grant-making organisations whose support makes our work possible.

Find out more about supporting us or contact a member of the Development team on 0418 999 339.

The achievements of ACOCo belong to every person and business connected with our output.

We work to share opera as a vibrant, living, public good. Our supporters enable access across the board: from the young singers and musicians benefitting from professional stage experience, skill development and expansion of CVs, to audiences - especially, in keeping our ticket prices affordable, and providing a platform for our particular brand of contemporary opera.
We hold dear every artist, musician, donor, partner, supporter, volunteer and friend

who has contributed - and as such, continue to build ACOCo.

Principal Donors & Benefactors

Maureen Wheeler AO

The Urquhart Charitable Fund

Henkell Family Fund  (Australian Communities Foundation)

The Dowd Foundation

Gertrude Johnson Estate

Besen Family Foundation

Bill Gillies

Nadia Taylor

Lorna Nash

Eric Ormond Baker Trust (Equity Trustees)

Margaret Lawrence Bequest  (Perpetual Trustees)

Donor Circle

Podium (AUD20000+)

Maureen Wheeler AO

Urquhart Charitable Fund
The Dowd Foundation
Hans & Petra Henkell

Bill Gillies

Margaret Lawrence Bequest

Front Row (AUD10000+)

Leanne & Emeri De Bortoli

Nadia Taylor

Lorna Nash

Stalls, Row G (AUD5000+)

Michael Anderson & Dr Khoi Bui​
Margaret & John Dumesny
Leana Papaelia
Jane & Malcolm Steel

Stalls (AUD1000+)

John & Mary Grant

Marjorie & Eduard Eshuys
Ruth & Tom O'Dea
Millar Merrigan
Robert Taylor and Peter Hannah

Circle (AUD500+)

Nance Grant AM MBE & Ian Harris
​Barbara & Robert Paterson
​Irina Kuzminsky & Mark Delaney​
Craig Lidgerwood & Stephen Ryan
Paul & Gay Rosen​

Rupert Myer AO

Leanne Kessell

Balcony (UP TO $499)

Sue Bailey
Mary Balharrie​

Debbie Sue Brady
Phoebe Briggs
Nan Brown
Wendy Crouch
Gwenneth Craik​
Kelly Crenagh

Andrew Donovan
Helen Donnard​
Jan Foye​
Pamela Furnell
Adelaide Greenaway
Anna Gifford
Poly Godwin
Suzanne Halliday
Sue & Stuart Hamilton
Sheryn Harvey

Elizabeth Hill
Eva Hussein​
Keeli Jones​
Lester Johnson

Katherine Kirby

David Kram


Faye La Galle

Inge Lederer​

Monica Lim
Jennifer Lush

Adrian McEniery
Maureen McKeon
Susan Miller-Randle

Sibbel & Carole Meyer

Jamie Moffat
Anne Neri​
Leah Phillips
​​​Claire Purbrick
James Robinson​
Paul Selar
Meyer & Carole Sibbel​
Jane Steel
Brian Stacey

Monica Teelow
Vivienne Twigg​
Michelle Thompson
Sarah Thompson
Vali Valibuoy​

Katrina Watson

Sophie Williams

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Australian Contemporary Opera Co. (formerly Gertrude Opera) is on ATO register of cultural organisations

 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Tax-Concession Charity (TCC).

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.