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National Opera Review Final Report released

The  Turnbull Government welcomes the release of the National Opera Review Final  Report, which explores how Australian audiences can continue to have access to  opera performances of the highest artistic standard.

The  review has examined the artistic vibrancy, engagement with audiences and  financial positions of the four major opera companies: Opera Australia, Opera  Queensland, State Opera of South Australia, and West Australian Opera.

The  report is the most comprehensive review of opera undertaken in Australia. It  highlights the significant role that the major opera companies play in  Australia's cultural life and the complex challenges these companies face.

The  report has proposed 118 recommendations designed to promote a dynamic future  for opera in Australia.

The  Government will give careful consideration to the recommendations before  providing a response.

The  review was undertaken by an independent, expert panel chaired by Dr Helen  Nugent AO, with Mr Moffatt Oxenbould AM, Mr Andrew McKinnon and Ms Kathryn  Fagg. I extend my thanks for the significant time, energy and dedication they  have devoted to this task.

The final report is available at: www.arts.gov.au/national-opera-review

Media contact: Luisa Anderson | 0417 309 812 | Luisa.Anderson [at] communications.gov.au.