ABOUT US

Resident company at Carriageworks, Sydney Chamber Opera is a fresh and youthful answer to some of the difficult questions facing today’s opera industry.

Louis Garrick and Jack Symonds established SCO in 2010 and it has rapidly developed into an important and distinctive voice in the Australian music and theatre landscapes.

SCO is critically acclaimed for its innovative programming, musical rigour and strong focus on compelling theatre-making. At SCO we make opera with a 21st-century outlook that resonates with a new, younger audience, and that shows how vibrant and relevant the artform can be.

Each year we stage two to three productions of 20th and 21st-century repertoire. Our program is a balance of specially commissioned work by leading homegrown composers, the latest international operas in their Australian premieres, song cycles and cantatas in unusual stagings, and canonical repertoire reinvigorated by the country’s most daring theatrical talent.

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Artistic Team

Jack Symonds

Artistic Director

Huw Belling

Principle Artistic Associate

Danielle Maas

Artistic Associate

Mitchell Riley

Artistic Associate

Jane Sheldon

Artistic Associate

James Wannan

Artistic Associate

Pierce Wilcox

Artistic Associate

Board Members

Christine Williams

Chair

Ban-Foo Leong

Treasurer

Huw Belling

Board Member

Chris Morrison

Board Member

Patrick Nolan

Board Member

Jack Symonds

Board Member

James Williams

Board Member

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We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. We honour their elders both past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.