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For more than 400 years, the art form of opera has thrived by connecting with people through stories.

Discover and explore opera with us, as we celebrate and interrogate the extraordinary energy that opera creates through a contemporary lens.

Singer and actor Harriet Shari Hughes recently participated in our Adult Vocal Workshops to prepare for an upcoming performance. We spoke to Harriet a...

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An industrial foundry seems an unlikely location to be immersed in passionate music but that’s precisely what Opera Queensland is doing in its groun...

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Samuel Piper

6th September, 2021

Brisbane-based baritone, Samuel Piper’s first introduction to opera was in an Opera Queensland Vocal Workshop as a teenager. Since then, the singer ...

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Let your voice be heard and sing with Opera Queensland in this 2-day vocal workshop for high school aged children. Hosted by vocal coach, Susan Ellis,...

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Opera A-Z

A is for Aria

Put simply, an aria is a formal musical composition. Unlike its counterpart the recitative, an aria is performed by a solo artist usually in one of the principal roles of an opera.

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B is for Bravo

Bravo is a one word phrase to express your pleasure and approval when someone, especially in the performing arts, has done something well.

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C is for Conductor

Arguably one of the most visible jobs in music, the conductor is a medium for the composer, responsible for understanding the music intimately and conveying it to the orchestra and singers with gestures they understand perfectly.

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Our regional chorus perform the Te Deum

Our regional chorus perform the Te Deum
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This Is Opera

There’s a preconception that the opera is an exclusive club – ancient stories, delivered to wealthy audiences in a foreign language.

At Opera Queensland, we know that these stereotypes fall wide of the mark. Of course, you don’t have to speak four languages and have a PhD in Classical Music to enjoy what we do.

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