Enriching lives with rare and reimagined operatic experiences.
Established in 2003, Lyric Opera of Melbourne is a bold, creative opera company committed to developing operatic artists, building new audiences and enriching the operatic repertoire by creating a forum for the production of lesser-known works. Lyric's work is focused on producing innovative and exploratory music-based theatre, using contemporary practices that challenge, engage and inspire artists and audiences alike.
Opera by Elena Kats-Chernin
Lyric Opera of Melbourne presents Iphis, a thrilling 70-minute opera by celebrated Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin as part of its 2022 celebration of Australian women composers.
In August 2022, Lyric will present its first fully-staged opera since theatres closed during the pandemic. Pulling together a team of some of Melbourne's most exciting creatives directed by Katy Maudlin with a cast of established & emerging opera singers, Lyric's new Artistic Director Patrick Burns continues Lyric's proud tradition of presenting the works of Australian Composers.
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