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Royal Academy of Music honour for Helena Dix

Royal Academy of Music honour for Helena Dix

The Royal Academy of Music is pleased to announce the musicians and performers who will be conferred honours at its 2022 graduation ceremony. This is a particularly important year, as it marks the conservatoire’s bicentenary. Honorands include a wide range of people...

The Spectator reviews Macbeth

The Spectator reviews Macbeth

Peter Craven The Spectator, Australian Arts. May 29th, 2021. It’s an extraordinary thing that a director of Bruce Beresford’s reputation should be directing for Melbourne Opera until you remember that opera is one of the performing arts the famous film director lives...

Opera Magazine reviews Das Rheingold

Opera Magazine reviews Das Rheingold

Written by: Michael Shmith, Opera Magazine. An almost year-long live-opera hiatus came to an end with a new production of Das Rheingold from the everenterprising MELBOURNE OPERA (February 3). There was certainly much to relish in this welcome emergence from the Covid...

RDEAP Newsletter — Issue Six

RDEAP Newsletter — Issue Six

After the difficulties of 2020 the Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme members are very happy to be back at work and continuing to develop their craft. Two distinguished singers, recent Herald Sun Aria award winner, Georgia Wilkinson and Eleanor Greenwood join...

2021 Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme Members Announced

2021 Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme Members Announced

After pandemic mayhem and postponements throughout this extraordinarily challenging year, we are pleased to report that Melbourne Opera was able to conduct the live audition component of the Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme in the final week of November 2020...

Louise Keast: Winner of the Rotary/RDEAP German Scholarship 2021

Louise Keast: Winner of the Rotary/RDEAP German Scholarship 2021

We are very pleased to announce that soprano Louise Keast is the 2021 recipient of the Rotary Melbourne Central Next Generations Service Exchange.  This opportunity is awarded annually in collaboration with the Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme to an...

Watch: Suzanne Chaundy on directing “The Flying Dutchman”

Watch: Suzanne Chaundy on directing “The Flying Dutchman”

Melbourne Opera’s new production of The Flying Dutchman is in the inspired hands of director Suzanne Chaundy, whose productions of Tannhäuser, Lohengrin and Tristan and Isolde received resounding acclaim and several awards. Chaundy is an incredibly experienced...

RDEAP Newsletter – Issue Five

RDEAP Newsletter – Issue Five

Entering a third year with ever growing momentum, the Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme began with a bang in 2020 and was absolutely chock full of activity until COVID-19 struck in March. The focus of January and February was Melbourne Opera’s extremely...

Das Rheingold has been rescheduled

Das Rheingold has been rescheduled

After careful consideration of the current situation and due to recent announcements by State and Federal Governments restricting mass gatherings, Melbourne Opera wishes to reschedule the August 2020 performance of Das Rheingold at the Regent Theatre to February 2021....

Melbourne Opera appoints Anastasia Fai Kogan to its Board

Melbourne Opera appoints Anastasia Fai Kogan to its Board

Melbourne Opera is pleased to announce the appointment of Anastasia Fai Kogan to its Board. Mrs Kogan will serve as a Non-Executive Director. Anastasia is an experienced business leader with extensive digital and creative experience. Mrs Kogan holds an MBA from...

From the Conductor: Anthony Negus on Beethoven’s Fidelio.

From the Conductor: Anthony Negus on Beethoven’s Fidelio.

The resonance of Fidelio stems from its heroine Leonore (Beethoven’s preferred title for the opera), whose brave and dangerous path to find and rescue her husband Florestan, Beethoven follows into ever more inspiring territories. Her entrance early in the opening...

2023 Bendigo Ring Cycle on sale now!

Patrons are reminded to to avoid ticket “resale” sites such as Viagogo, who advertise heavily and often mislead consumers into paying much higher prices than necessary. Tickets to our shows should only be purchased from an authorised and reputatable company like Ticketmaster, Ticketek or GoTix.