About Us

Sydney Independent Opera is a chamber opera company in Sydney, Australia presenting small-scale operas in English with chamber orchestra.
Founded in 2011, Sydney Independent Opera presents vibrant and innovative performances of chamber operas and operas in chamber settings.  The company strives to be one of Sydney’s leading small opera groups, known for high quality performances and imaginative programming, and featuring some of Sydney’s finest operatic artists.

The performance of most works in English provides an alternative perspective for opera enthusiasts where the original work is in another language and also offers an entertaining and informative experience for the operatic first-timer.  We use an orchestra of around 10-12 players, with specially reduced orchestrations if needed, allowing the setting to be intimate and dramatic without losing the original orchestral colour.