Pacific Opera

Pacific Opera is an opera company based in Sydney, Australia.

Founded in 2003 by Sylvie Renaud-Calmel and Christine Douglas, the first artistic director, the company has an annual Young Artist Program for emerging opera singers aged 18 to 35, which integrates coaching, rehearsals and stage craft with numerous public and private performance opportunities. Annual opera productions offer role practice to the young artists and employment for young industry professionals including designers, orchestral musicians, repetiteurs, conductors and directors.

Simon Kenway was artistic direct from 2015 to 2019,[1] followed by Peter Coleman-Wright.[2]


  • 2003: The Magic Flute, The Independent Theatre, North Sydney
  • 2004: Hansel and Gretel, The Independent Theatre, North Sydney
  • 2005: Così fan tutte, The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, and Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
  • 2006: Pacific Opera in Concert 2006, The Independent Theatre, North Sydney
  • 2007: The Barber of Seville; Pacific Opera in Concert 2007 The Independent Theatre, North Sydney, and Riverside Theatres, Parramatta.
  • 2008: Daphnis and Chloe[clarification needed] and Gorgeous Galatea, The Independent Theatre, North Sydney
  • 2009: La sonnambula, Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
  • 2010: Hänsel und Gretel. Glen Street Theatre, Belrose
  • 2011: The Magic Flute, Llewelynn Hall Canberra with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Glen Street Theatre, Belrose, and Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
  • 2012: "Opera at the Forum", The Italian Cultural Forum, Leichhardt
  • 2013: The Marriage of Figaro, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, and Young Town Hall, Young
  • 2014: The Gondoliers Dream Getaway, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
  • 2015: The Cunning Little Vixen, New Hall, Sydney Grammar School, Sydney


  1. ^ "Pacific Opera farewells artistic director Simon Kenway" by David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide, 18 December 2019
  2. ^ Our creative team", Pacific Opera

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