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. ​

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New artistic director

Following an extensive search, Lyric is delighted to announce the appointment of Melbourne-based conductor Patrick Burns as its new Artistic Director.

In 2022, he will oversee a program committed to exploring the works of female Australian composers.

Read the Limelight article on Patrick here.