Curriculum links: Music
Opera Australia’s Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra is Australia’s flagship national opera orchestra. It is one of the busiest professional orchestras in Australia, presenting more than 250 performances every year.
The Regional Orchestral Program connects the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra with young musicians living in regional areas. It develops the students’ skills and promotes awareness of operatic repertoire through video-conferenced masterclasses and a two day Sydney intensive experience.
In 2012 Opera Australia worked with the NSW Regional Conservatoriums network and students in 9 regional locations. In 2013 Opera Australia formed a partnership with Ballarat High School and the Victorian Department of Education.