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. ​


Latest News: Lyric Facemasks!
Facemasks: poly-cotton, three-ply, with filter, adjustable and an absolute steal at $20 including postage. We're excited to announce two iconic poster designs from our Australian operas are available as limited-edition facemasks: Marshall-Hall’s ‘Stella’ (Woman's profile with starry sky) and Williamson's 'Our Man in Havana' (Man's profile in hat). 
Please order your Lyric masks by emailing admin@lyricopera.com.au and we will message you back with all payment and order details. Buy one, buy two or as many as you want to help keep independent opera alive.  You can see more images of the masks here.
A new collaboration
In this time of isolation Lyric is not being idle.  We have some exciting news to share.  We have engaged award-winning independent theatre director/writer and 2019 Lyric Opera Directing Workshop participant Gary Abrahams to join the Lyric team to create a new work. Gary, along with Pat Miller, will create an opera pastiche for production in 2021.  We are so grateful for the support we have received from the Henkell Family Fund plus Henkell Brothers Pty Ltd and the Robert Salzer Foundation enabling us to keep creative throughout COVID-19. Find out more about Gary here.