MEAA supports musicians in Opera Australia stand down

OA's orchestra members protested this morning outside the company’s Sydney head office over being stood down without pay.

Today (19 March), members of the orchestra of Opera Australia rallied outside the head office of Australia’s largest performing arts company, in Surry Hills.

They gathered in protest – performing their instruments – over their the company’s decision to stand down musicians without pay, just days after it cancelled the remainder of its season.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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