This is the future of Australian opera Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles What's On - Arab Film Fest + Ghibli + French sound expert The Arab Film Festival has an interesting guest; BIFF is running now; Cinefest Oz is nearly ready: GOMA has an excellent sound provocation - its a multicultural edition. The 'arts criticism is f!*ked' debate gets personal Writer quits and pens an angry screed about the state of arts criticism: it's a familiar story, but does the latest example say more about the industry than the individuals involved? Game on in the ultimate policy fight for media sector Backs against the wall as the fight to defend the Austrailan content regulations gets very ugly. Cultural diplomacy starts with an opportunity Eleven arts and cultural organisations have shared in the 2017 Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants, announced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs today. (Premium content) Premium content Andrew Fuhrmann Thursday 3 May, 2012 As the debate about the future of opera in Australia heats up, financially independent opera companies are gaining loyal audiences by refusing to "fit in". This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the Arts industry ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Andrew Fuhrmann is a freelance writer. Currently, he is performing arts editor with Time Out Melbourne, theatre reviewer for ABR and an ArtsHub contributor. His tweets may be perused @arfuhrmann.