Our Story

In just ten years, over 300,000 audience members have experienced a performance with Victorian Opera – over 20,000 of those attending regional performances. During our short history, we have created 14 new Australian works and collaborated with some of Australia’s leading companies, venues and learning institutions. We employ hundreds across the theatre industry and recruit some of the finest singers from Australia and around the world. We are committed to the accessibility of opera through tactile tours, audio described and relaxed performances. We have inspired over 500 young singers through our youth opera program and developed over 30 emerging artists.

Building a future for opera is possible with the kind assistance of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Department of Education and Training, The Robert Salzer Foundation and The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust. This is alongside the continued support of Sponsors and Partners, generous Supporters and Patrons including our Artistic Director’s Circle and New Work and Education Syndicates, and our dedicated Board and staff. Together with the commitment of our loyal members and audiences, we are creating a state opera company to be proud of.

Welcome to Victorian Opera.