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: 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.
About Gary Abrahams
Since graduating from The Victorian College of The Arts Gary Abrahams has established himself as one of Melbourne's most critically respected freelance stage directors and theatre makers. He has directed the Australian premieres and national tours of several commercial shows as well as classic texts, contemporary plays, new Australian scripts, and devised projects. His work encompasses large-scale commercial plays and musicals, mainstage works, independent shows and self-produced theatre projects.

Read more about Gary here.

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