The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO) is the busiest of all Australian orchestras, giving around 250 performances each year.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Opera Australia, the AOBO performs for Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet during their respective Sydney seasons, as well as Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
In a typical year, the Sydney-based AOBO will give some 175 performances of more than a dozen operas, and more than 80 performances for The Australian Ballet. The Orchestra will work with a dozen different conductors and perform repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Berg. It also appears in gala concerts and special events such as Mazda Opera in the Domain and the New Year’s Eve Gala Concert, both in Sydney.
For more information about the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO), please contact us at:
T: 02 9699 1099
F: 02 9699 3184
Concermaster & Artistic Advisor Jun Yi Ma
Associate Concertmaster Huy-Nguyen Bui
Acting Deputy Concertmaster Catalin Ungureanu
Airena Nakamura (2nd Violins)
Mark Fitzpatrick* ( 2nd Violins)
Yu-Qing Rebecca Irwin
* Associate Principal
** Acting Assistant Principal
# Contract Musician
^ Guest Principal
During Opera Australia seasons at the Arts Centre Melbourne, our performance partner is Orchestra Victoria.