Pacific Opera

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Not to be confused with Pacific Opera Victoria, Canada, or the opera company in Orange County, California, Opera Pacific..

Pacific Opera is an opera company based in Sydney, Australia.

Founded in 2003 by Sylvie Renaud-Calmel and Christine Douglas, the first Artistic Director, the company has an annual Young Artist Program for emerging opera singers aged 18–35, which integrates coachings, rehearsals and stage craft with numerous public and private performance opportunities. An annual opera production offers role practice to the young artists and employment for young industry professionals including designers, orchestral musicians, repetiteurs, conductors and directors.

The company has a strong track record of fundraising and has attracted a loyal fan base, interested in following the careers of its talented young artists, past and present.

The current Artistic Director is Simon Kenway.


  • 2003: The Magic Flute, The Independent Theatre, North Sydney
  • 2004: Hansel and Gretel, The Independent Theatre, North Sydney
  • 2005: Così fan tutte, The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, and Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
  • 2006: Pacific Opera in Concert 2006, The Independent Theatre, North Sydney
  • 2007: The Barber of Seville; Pacific Opera in Concert 2007 The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, and Riverside Theatres, Parramatta.
  • 2008: Daphnis and Chloe and Gorgeous Galatea, The Independent Theatre, North Sydney
  • 2009: La sonnambula, Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
  • 2010: Hansel and Gretel. Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
  • 2011: The Magic Flute, Llewelynn Hall Canberra with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Glen Street Theatre, Belrose, and Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
  • 2012: "Opera at the Forum", The Italian Cultural Forum, Leichhardt
  • 2013: "The Marriage of Figaro", Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, and Young Town Hall, Young
  • 2014: "The Gondoliers Dream Getaway", Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
  • 2015: "The Cunning Little Vixen", New Hall, Sydney Grammar School, Sydney (scheduled for 2 & 3 October, 2015)

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