Pacific Opera is the Young Artists’ opera company. We produce fresh, vibrant opera with a twist, providing a platform for the stars of tomorrow.
2019 Young Artist Program audition applications are now open!
Two of our singers are off to Germany!
Pacific Opera (PO) has been working with the German Embassy in Canberra to develop cultural exchange between opera artists in Germany and Australia. German singers from Saarländisches Staatstheater have shared their insights with Pacific Opera Young Artists and the outcomes of the Opera Forum were presented by PO’s Executive Vice-Chair, Christine Douglas and the General Manager of the Canberra Symphony, Sarah Kimball, to the President of Germany, Frank Walter Steinmeier, at the Sydney Opera House.
In continuation of this initiative, the German Embassy in Canberra has created an opportunity for a small group of Australian singers to visit Germany in October 2018. The purpose of the trip will be to develop an insight into how the German Opera House system works.
The outcome of a short and competitive application process is that the representatives from PO will be soprano Livia Brash and tenor Nathan Bryon.
Congratulations, Liv and Nathan! We look forward to following your adventures and hearing all about it.
We are working hard on scenes from opera!
Director Kate Gaul is leading our Young Artists through an intensive week of stagecraft, culminating in this performance at the Independent Theatre.
We are looking forward to singing for you in the Utzon Room again!
Photo above: Ken Leanfore. All other photos: John Kilkeary.
We were the guest artists at Last Night of the Proms again!
We had an incredible time at The 2018 Chairman's Dinner & Recital!
Our 2018 Mothers' Day Concert was divine.
We performed at the stunning Gold Dinner 2018.
We really enjoyed ourselves at a fundraising cocktail party!
Huge thanks to our generous hosts Paul & Jennifer Ahearne who invited us into their home and raised over $8,500 for Pacific Opera.
We had a wonderful masterclass with Tanja Binggeli!
German Language Coach at Opera Australia, Tanja Binggeli, held a masterclass with our 2018 Young Artists in February.
We had an hilarious and inspiring time on Induction Day!
We had our first ensemble call, our first solo sing for each other, and met the Board over lunch.
We were thrilled to be the guests artists for Last Night of the Proms!
Twelve of our artists performed with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir, directed by Ian Warwick, and conducted by Luke Spicer and Dr Nicholas Milton AM. 19 and 20 August 2017 at The Concourse, Chatswood.
We met six wonderful singers from Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken!
Hosted by Dr Nicholas Milton AM, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Opera, the German Embassy of Australia, the German Government and the Australian Government, featuring performances by Opera Stars: Olafur Sigurdarson, bass-baritone (adjudicator of Australian Singing Competition), Judith Braun, mezzosoprano, Susanne Braunsteffer, soprano, Herdis Anna Jonasdottir, soprano, Hiroshi Matsui, bass and Carlos Moreno Pelizari, tenor, accompanied by Michael Curtain. 13 July 2017 at The Concourse, Chatswood.
We had a fabulous time at The 2017 Pacific Opera Chairman's Dinner & Recital!
Featuring performances by Opera Stars: Emma Matthews with Anna Dowsley, Andrew Goodwin, Dominica Matthews, Daniel Sumegi and Warwick Fyfe, accompanied by Michael Curtain and directed by Christine Douglas.