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Opera Australia Receives Additional $5 Million From the Federal Government's Arts Sustainability Fund

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Opera Australia has now received $10 million of the $50 million set aside for the Sustainability Fund.

Opera Australia Receives Additional $5 Million From the Federal Government's Arts Sustainability Fund

Opera Australia has been given an additional $5 million in grants from the Federal Government's Arts Sustainability Fund, Limelight reports. The funds are part of a total of $5.5 million shared between Opera Australia, Circus Oz, and Design Tasmania.

The opera company received its most recent grant of $4 million from the government in July 2021.

Opera Australia recently was forced to cancel its Brisbane Ring Cycle, and the entire Sydney winter season, as well as postpone its production of The Phantom of the Opera.

Opera Australia has now received $10 million of the $50 million set aside for the Sustainability Fund.

Read more on Limelight.

Opera Australia is known for performing operas, musicals and concerts in its home venues the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne, as well as on basketball courts and in community halls everywhere from the red centre in the Northern Territory to the lush wine regions of Western Australia.

As one of the world's busiest opera companies, Opera Australia presents more than 600 performances every year. More than half a million people see the company's work on stage, and many more can tune into radio broadcasts. They are the biggest employer in the Australian arts industry, employing a huge range of people including stage managers, wig-makers, scenic artists and even a lifesaver, to name just a few.

Since 2009, Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini has led the company in its pursuit of artistic excellence and growing audiences. Opera Australia regularly works with some of the world's most prestigious houses to create co-productions of powerful, often lesser-known operas.

Learn more at https://opera.org.au/.


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