Melbourne Opera’s Education Program

Developing an new Education Program for Schools and Universities

Education Program for School & Universities

Since 2021, Melbourne Opera has been developing an exciting new Education Program for schools and universities in Metropolitan Melbourne.
The aim of the Program is to offer school and university students studying Music and the Performing Arts heavily discounted tickets (Students: $10;
Staff & Parents: $25) to our events and activities.

Fostering an interest in opera in young people is a key part of Melbourne Opera’s mission to reach out to audiences and professionals of the future
to ensure the longevity of opera as an art form. So far, 30 schools have
become Friends of Melbourne Opera (FOMO), as well as students and staff from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. We have already been
contacted by upward of 150 students, staff and parents who are keen to
access tickets not only to dress rehearsals and full opera performances, but also to concerts and masterclasses.

Future developments will take us into Regional Victoria where we plan to liaise with schools and tertiary educational institutions in the Bendigo area.

Melbourne Opera’s performance of Wagner’s Ring Cycle in March 2023 in Bendigo’s prestigious Ulumbarra Theatre offers a perfect opportunity for students to enjoy one of the most highly regarded cycle of operas in the entire operatic repertoire.

Watch this space for future developments.

For further inquiries contact Celia Thompson thompsonceliah@gmail.com.

German Exchange Scholarship

The Richard Divall Programme in association with Rotary Central Melbourne through the New Generations Service Exchange, Rotary International; offers an annual German scholarship  (July to September, with some flexibility) providing travel, accommodation and living expenses in Germany for three months allowing singers to pursue their own development interests in a supported environment.

This is opportunity is exclusively open to current and past members of the Richard Divall Emerging Artists Programme.  Recipients to date are Michael Dimovski and Louise Keast, with the hope that travel will be allowed throughout 2022.

Applications for 2022 exchange will be announced once there is greater clarity around international travel in a time of Covid-19.

Due to Rotary rules applicants must be under 30 years of age.