Our Story

Reimagining the potential of opera, for everyone.

A national leader and state icon, Victorian Opera is one of the most celebrated opera companies in Australia. We are committed to presenting creative and accessible opera for everyone, and evolving the art form in adventurous ways.

We present rarely heard repertoire, operatic masterpieces and new Australian works, reimagining opera with performances featuring circus, puppetry, and spectacular 3D digital scenery.

Over 30,000 people experience our work annually, from opera enthusiasts to first-timers, in live performances and streamed events.

Since 2005, we have created 18 new Australian works and collaborated with some of Australia’s leading companies, venues and learning institutions.

We employ hundreds across the creative industries and recruit some of the finest singers from Australia and around the world.

We tour Victoria with community, family and concert productions and began an ongoing commitment to staging opera in Tasmania from 2017. The next generation of talent is developed from the grassroots up, through the company’s Education Program.

Victorian Opera inspires audiences with an imaginative approach to opera and invites you to join us.