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 Review: Evie May, Hayes Theatre Evie May is a charming and emotional backstage tale, which, notwithstanding its period setting, has currency and relatability. What's on your screen: national fests rampant from zombies to Shakespeare There's a lot on for the sharp eyed cineaste with no prejudices starting now and running for the next month. Also Ladies in Black is hanging in. Wesfarmers announces $4M partnership with NGA With eyes on Singapore and China, a $4M partnership between the National Gallery and Wesfarmers will enable a major international touring exhibition of Indigenous Australian Masterpieces. How to turn your creative idea into a sustainable business Creatives looking to launch a business can now attend a bootcamp specifically geared to their needs as part of a new partnership program. (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 Join 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 members-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 ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today The 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.