National Opera Review Final Report released
Turnbull Government welcomes the release of the National Opera Review Final
Report, which explores how Australian audiences can continue to have access to
opera performances of the highest artistic standard.
review has examined the artistic vibrancy, engagement with audiences and
financial positions of the four major opera companies: Opera Australia, Opera
Queensland, State Opera of South Australia, and West Australian Opera.
report is the most comprehensive review of opera undertaken in Australia. It
highlights the significant role that the major opera companies play in
Australia’s cultural life and the complex challenges these companies face.
report has proposed 118 recommendations designed to promote a dynamic future
for opera in Australia.
Government will give careful consideration to the recommendations before
providing a response.
review was undertaken by an independent, expert panel chaired by Dr Helen
Nugent AO, with Mr Moffatt Oxenbould AM, Mr Andrew McKinnon and Ms Kathryn
Fagg. I extend my thanks for the significant time, energy and dedication they
have devoted to this task.
The final report is available at: www.arts.gov.au/national-opera-review