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Welcome to CitiOpera

CitiOpera is a not-for-profit organisation with a specific focus on developing Melbourne's emerging operatic talent and finding news ways to engage audiences around Victoria.


CitiOpera prides itself on bringing together the finest operatic talent to delight and move audiences. Since its origins as Melbourne City Opera in 1997, the company has developed a reputation for excellence and as a training ground for operatic stars of the future. CitiOpera's tradition of bringing together established artists and young, up-and-coming talent has produced countless acclaimed productions, most recently, an ambitious production of Verdi's Otello. Reviews of Otello described it as, “a beautiful night of talented performances” and “refreshing in its detail and authenticity.”


CitiOpera currently receives no government funding and is supported entirely by donations from the public, private companies and philanthropic organisations.