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.
Our Vision: To enrich lives with rare
and reimagined operatic experiences.
Through its history, the organisation has built a loyal audience, ranging from young professionals and Melbourne arts lovers to traditional opera enthusiasts. Following a restructure in 2012, Lyric was incorporated as a Victorian not-for-profit association. It is governed by a Board of Management, which works in collaboration with the Artistic Director to support the delivery of high quality operatic works for the Melbourne arts community.
Neale Paterson (Acting Chair)
Trevor Dymond (Treasurer)
Miki Oikawa (Secretary)
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