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 Melbourne Art Fair announces galleries and commission The new-look Melbourne Art Fair returns in August with a regional focus, an international keynote, and commissioning partnerships. What’s next at Hobart’s iconic MONA A sense of wonder, coupled with horror, will take viewers on a history tour of culture and value in a two part exhibition. BBC pushes into Australian production sector The biggest, hairiest, most enticing international broadcaster arrives to play in the Australian production market. Do we run for the hills or hit the BBC up for a job? The NGV Triennial: Why it puts Melbourne on the map With the inaugural edition of the NGV Triennial in full swing, we take a look at why it is needed and how it creates a point of difference. (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.