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New Artistic Director for Victorian Opera

Stuart Maunder AM is moving states and companies, farewelling State Opera South Australia to lead the flagship Victorian company.


Voss opera returns after 30 years in the wilderness

Based on Patrick White’s novel, the operatic adaptation has not been staged in Australia since 1990.


Long live opera thanks to digital library

A national digital library dedicated to opera is furthering the sector’s commitment to preserving the art form.


Why vaccine passports are the future of live performance

Masks and vaccinations have helped European theatres safely reopen, says Adelaide Festival's Rachel Healy.

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Opera Australia announces new CEO

Fiona Allan has been appointed as Opera Australia’s next Chief Executive Officer. 


Changes made to Playing Australia cautiously welcomed

The Australia Council has reintroduced multi-year investments and streamlined the application process for the Regional Performing Arts Touring program.


Opera Australia thrown $4 million lifeline by Federal Government

Ten organisations to date have received support from the $35 million COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund.


Artist-driven vaccination campaign urges audiences to play a part in pandemic recovery

Victorian audiences are being urged to give the ‘performance of a lifetime’ by getting vaccinated.

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$75M in lockdown relief for NSW performing arts orgs

The NSW Government has announced a quick turn-around support package for performing arts organisations and music venues, impacted by the…


Dissonance and unrest at NZ Opera

Andrew Wood reports on dysfunction within New Zealand Opera, a symptom of the global malaise affecting opera itself.

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