Opera Australia is a performing arts company with a mission to perform some of the greatest music ever written to as many people as possible. We perform operas, musicals and concerts in our home venues the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne. But we also perform on basketball courts, community halls, outdoor stages, on the beach in Queensland, on Sydney Harbour and in schools all over NSW and Victoria. You can even watch our most popular operas in cinemas all over the world. As one of the world’s busiest opera companies, we present more than 600 performances every year. More than half a million people see our work live on stage annually, and many more can tune into radio broadcasts.
We're the biggest employer in the Australian arts industry, employing a huge range of people across the full range of artists and artisans. Through innovative projects including the now iconic Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, thousands of newcomers are experiencing opera for the first time. We start them on a journey that will last a lifetime. Opera Australia regularly works with some of the world’s most prestigious houses to create co-productions of powerful, often lesser-known operas. We work with some of the world’s greatest performers including Australia’s own stars. We’re also committed to developing and nurturing new Australian talent, so you can watch the stars of the future flourish over the years.