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Our Mission

Pacific Opera supports young singers through a program of education comprising artistic training, performance opportunities, and professional skills development. Through this work, Pacific Opera cultivates the next generation of Australian talent.

Our History

The company was established in 2003 as a company limited by guarantee, with former Opera Australia principal, Christine Douglas, as Artistic Director and a board of prominent business and professional people.  It has long had Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR) so that donations to the company are tax deductible.  During our 13 years of operation, we have established an important position in the Australian opera landscape.  Now an established company, with a growing reputation, we offer singers the chance to develop their vocal and performance skills to advance into the international opera arena.

Our Objectives

  • Create a platform for young Australian artists to transition from higher education to full time careers in the opera industry

  • Deliver excellence in training through performance, masterclasses, workshops and professional development classes for early career artists

  • Develop additional performance opportunties via corporate and private events

  • Secure Pacific Opera in its reputation as an industry leader in young opera artist development

  • Challenge the community’s perception of opera as “elite” and expand into “non-traditional” audiences

Our Values

  • Artistic excellence in all that we do

  • High professionalism matched with innovative production values

  • Commitment to lead the development of young opera singers in an ethical, supportive and sensitive manner

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