Opera Express

Opera Express


"One of the most valued and valuable experiences our students have had the opportunity to be engaged in."
Alison Lawrence - Teacher, Wollongong

"As a music educator, I appreciate the strong philosophical and educational principles this programme has been built upon."
Helen Grimmett - Parent & Education Lecturer Monash University

Empower - Inspire - Create - Discover

In an Opera Express project, groups of up to 30 students create their own original opera. Working collaboratively, the whole group devise the characters, plot, script, music, sets, direction, choreography and performance of their opera. All of this work is done in four, day-long workshops facilitated by experienced Opera Express staff.

At the conclusion of the fourth day there is a celebratory world premiere of the opera so friends and family can witness the creativity of the participating students across all of the art forms involved. Opera Express is open to any willing student, not just those studying music, drama or the arts.

This unique arts programme encourages and promotes all aspects of creativity, self-confidence and self-belief, offers diverse practical skills and has proven learning outcomes across several curricula.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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"Nate taught me how important it is to ‘find your tribe’. It has been amazing to meet so many like-minded positive people in a supportive environment. I have made memories and friendships that will last a lifetime and stay in my heart forever."
Katherine - Student, Melbourne

"Creativity & fun are at the heart of everything Murray and the team do. The programme is structured to encourage a team approach. It is an inclusive model where everyone involved has a voice and is expected to contribute."
Jason Gale - Parent

"Your programme crossed many cultural, socio-economic, language and learning divides. Teaching young people that they can transform their own and others lives through musical story-telling such as this programme affords is profoundly important."
Jenny Holland - Principal, Sydney

"After the life changing week we have just had at IGS, I feel such a sense of optimism that our students will continue to receive the gifts you bring and your vision will continue to be writ large across Australian skies! For 100 Year 9 kids at IGS, you a
Shauna Colnan - Principal, Sydney

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Music, The Arts - Visual Arts, English, Health And Physical Education


Creativity, Empowerment, Team Building, Inclusive, Special Needs, Physical, Confidence, Mental Health, Opera,


Dance, Drama, Live Music, Music Theatre, Physical Theatre, Visual Arts, Workshop


4 day-long workshops


Full 4-day incursion including student performance is $7,000 for up to 30 students. (Equates to $235 per student). Multiple groups can be run simultaneously by negotiation.

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Sydney (including Blue Mountains), Wollongong, Melbourne, Tasmania - other areas by negotiation (talk to us!)

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