2024 Annual Appeal

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In 2024, our Annual Appeal celebrates the breadth of Opera Queensland’s work, from our mainstage performances, regional initiatives and community engagement endeavours to our innovative new productions celebrating diverse Queensland stories, each cornerstone contributes significantly to the cultural landscape of Queensland.
Your support is critical for us to put on work, enriching the lives of Queenslanders across our state.
As a not-for-profit organisation, every dollar donated helps us to continue the vitality of opera in Queensland. We are sincerely grateful for donations of any size, and we thank you for your generosity.
In 2024, Mather Foundation and The Wagner Family Group (incorporating Wagner Corporation and Wagners) are generously matching all donations to our annual appeal up to $40,000, turning your $100 donation into $200. Like us, they believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience the power of opera, no matter where they live.
We extend great thanks to the Mather Foundation and The Wagner Family Group and everyone in our loyal community for your ongoing support in 2024.
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2024 Annual Appeal

Mainstage productions

Opera Queensland’s mainstage programs, combining classic and contemporary work, is the foundation of our artistic practice. Your donations allow us to create works such as our inaugural Brisbane Bel Canto Festival featuring internationally acclaimed Jessica Pratt to Mozart classic Così fan tutte.

2024 Annual Appeal

Community engagement

Our learning and community programs offer broad access for connection. We create productions for up to 10,000 primary and secondary school students annually, tailored for primary and secondary schools, provide singing classes for solo and ensemble performers aged 8 - 80 and host community sing-along events in Brisbane and beyond. Your generosity ensures everyone can experience the joy of song.

2024 Annual Appeal

Regional initiatives

Our regional program, including the Festival of Outback Opera and annual touring show, brings top-quality performances to Queensland. "Do We Need Another Hero" combines opera and popular song, spreading joy from Cloncurry to Caloundra. Your support through the Annual Appeal sustains our impact in regional communities.

2024 Annual Appeal

Diverse new work

As one of the guardians of song and story in Queensland, we acknowledge and pay deep respect to the generations of singers and storytellers who came before us and to the artists and communities we now have the privilege of working with. The world premiere in 2024 of Straight from the Strait is led by a team of First Nations creatives, performers, musicians, and cultural advisers, donations from the Opera Queensland community ensure these stories are celebrated.