Opera Australia Announces New Opera Youth Program

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Australia has announced that it will offer 500 tickets for the special price of $35 to celebrate the launch of its new Opera for Under 35s program.

The program is designed to encourage younger audiences to experience the world of opera and the initiative will kick-off with the Australian premiere of Edward Dick’s highly anticipated production of “Tosca,” opening in Melbourne on May 24.

The program is free to join and applies to anyone under 35.

In a statement OA’s new Artistic Director Jo Davies said, “It’s a thrill to announce a wonderful new program aimed at encouraging more young Australians to experience opera. This initiative will help to reduce the barrier of cost, which we know is a big issue in this current cost of living crisis. It’s especially important in challenging financial times like these that we don’t give up on the arts! So, for those curious to experience opera, possibly for the first time, this program should provide a much more accessible pathway to the art form.”