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 Screen's toughest tough guy mans up for honorary doctorate Bryan Neathaway Brown, producer and actor, stalwart of Aust, has been given an honorary doctorate. His speech is pretty wonderful. Handel’s Messiah – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra A traditional if bland performance of a seasonal favourite. 2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize now open for entries A contemporary painting prize presented by Bayside City Council that welcomes artists from across Australia and encourages a sense of pride in the local community. Refugee art celebrates the importance of Home The exhibition showcases the works of artists from a refugee or asylum seeker background who were selected via a national call-out. (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.