The Opera Australia Orchestra is the busiest of all Australian orchestras, giving around 300 performances each year.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, the OA Orchestra performs opera, ballet, musical theatre and concert works to international acclaim. The orchestra was formed in 1967 by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust to be the key performance partner for Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet. It subsequently played for many years as the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, becoming part of Opera Australia in 1991.
Resident at the Sydney Opera House, the Opera Australia Orchestra performs with some of the world’s finest conductors, vocal artists and dancers. Internationally recognised as a distinguished ensemble of the highest calibre, exceptional seasonal and freelance musicians support the core orchestra.
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Catalin Ungureanu Principal 1st Violin
Tony Gault Principal 1st Violin
Airena Nakamura Principal 2nd Violin
Mark Fitzpatrick Associate Principal 2nd Violin
Yu-Qing Rebecca Irwin
Diane Berger Principal
John Lewis Principal
Brian Evans Principal
Jane Rosenson Principal
During Opera Australia seasons at the Arts Centre Melbourne, our performance partner is Orchestra Victoria.