National Opera Review

On September 25, 2015, the National Opera Review Panel comprising Dr Helen Nugent AO (Chairman), Mr Moffatt Oxenbould AM, Mr Andrew McKinnon and Ms Kathryn Fagg released its report into the “financial viability, artistic vibrancy and audience access of Australia’s four major opera companies.” These four companies are Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, State Opera of South Australia and West Australian Opera.

The report has far-reaching implications for the future of the art form in the nation.

Read the review at:

http://arts.gov.au/national-opera-review

You can have your say on key issues raised in the Discussion Paper. Submissions must be received by close of business 26 October 2015 and submitted on the template provide at the link.

Read some of the commentary on the review paper:

Matthew Westwood in The Australian:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/music/the-future-of-opera-its-not-all-about-mimi/story-fniwj43s-1227547828596

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/music/opera-queensland-may-lose-major-status-to-victorian-opera/story-fniwj43s-1227552834424

Michael Halliwell in The Conversation:

http://theconversation.com/australias-first-national-opera-review-reaches-for-a-new-pitch-48378

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/opera/national-opera-review-finds-artistic-vibrancy-of-companies-at-risk-due-to-financial-pressures-20150927-gjvut7.html

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/opera/national-opera-review-finds-artistic-vibrancy-of-companies-at-risk-due-to-financial-pressures-20150927-gjvut7.html

 

 
Posted on October 6, 2015 @ 15.54
 

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