Supporting State Opera over forty years, The Friends of State Opera are led by a dedicated committee of volunteers that present an annual program of events to support State Opera and help to ensure the future of opera in South Australia.

In 2020 The Friends are delighted to continue their support for State Opera South Australia

as Sponsors for two scholarships for the Winter School.

In the coming year, you will see a new look series of introductions to The Barber of Seville, Sweeney Todd and Macbeth being co-hosted by The Friends and State Opera. More details will be posted soon. We will also continue to support local emerging artists through our Grant Scheme and inviting them to sing at our fundraising events.

On behalf of the Committee of The Friends, I encourage you to participate in The Friends and State Opera events throughout the exciting 2020 season.   If you have not yet subscribed to the State Opera 2020 season, there is still time to get a discount by subscribing to at least three productions or you can book any of the shows separately.

Benefits of becoming a Friend include:

  • Meeting the Artists, Directors, Conductors, Designers and Technicians
  • Helping young singers realize their dreams
  • Attending social & fundraising events
  • Receiving information and ‘behind the scenes’ news through our newsletter and emails
  • Complimentary invitations to the State Opera Winter School showcase performance
  • Complimentary invitations to observe a workshop development of When the Rain Stops Falling
  • Discounted tickets at State Opera defined events

We look forward to enjoying the music, drama and the excitement of opera in your company.

Friends events:

April 4              Annual General Meeting @ 2.30pm State Opera Studio – Agenda linked here

For any enquiries further information or to join The Friends, please contact 0439 981 517