|Stopera is a chamber opera company based in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. Stopera creates a vibrant and exciting range of opera and music theatre productions, festival events and concerts. The company’s diverse repertoire of full length and one-act operas includes eight Australian premieres, and extends from the Baroque delights of Handel to the cabaret idiom of Kurt Weill. Since its foundation in 1995, Stopera productions and artists have received nine Canberra Critics Circle Awards, including 2005 Canberra Times Artist of the Year award for the company’s Artistic Director, Vivienne Winther.
One of the most adventurous and stylish independent opera companies in the country.
Chris Boyd The Australian Financial Review 2005
Stopera ventures where larger companies generally dare not go. There are always risks in doing the unexpected and Stopera embraces them willingly.
Deborah Jones Arts Editor The Australian 1999 more>
SUNDAY 5 JUNE 3PM | TUTTO ITALIANO! A concert of Italian opera & song, featuring exciting young tenor LORENZO ROSITANO Celebrate all things Italian in this concert of opera and popular song performed by artists from Stopera. Passion, drama, revenge, romance - Italian opera has it all! more>
SUNDAY 27 NOVEMER 3PM | MOZART MAGIC! A concert devoted to the beautiful music of the world’s most famous composer. with favourite arias, duets and ensembles from some of the greatest operas ever written: The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and Così fan tutte. more>
SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER | 2PM | FOUR SEASONS OF STOPERA | SUMMERTIME | Fourth in a series of Stopera concerts. Enjoy coffee and cake with a view of the Lake, and join Stopera artists sopranos Rebecca Collins and Rachael Duncan, mezzo soprano Christina Wilson and pianist Vivienne Winther for a very special summertime concert. more>
SUNDAY 20 JUNE 2PM | FOUR SEASONS OF STOPERA | WINTER IN THE ALPS Second in a Series of Stopera concerts, this winter program is a heart-warming program of recita recital songs and opera excerpts....more> photos>
SATURDAY 10 APRIL | 8PM | A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Featuring special guest artist Canberra-born tenor Christopher Steele, fresh from acclaimed performances across the UK and Europe. more> photos>
13 SEPTEMBER 2PM | GYPSY PASSION A concert of Gypsy melodies from the repertoire for voice, piano and violin, with excerpts from favourite operas and operettas more>
2-4 APRIL 2009 | THE FROG PRINCE with soprano Rebecca Collins, baritone Paul Cambridge, tenor Ben Lattimore, narrator Veronica Merton and pianist Vivienne Winther. Presented by Tuggeranong Arts more>
8 MARCH 2008 | TARANTARA AND OOH LA LA! A delightful evening of witty and whimsical operetta, featuring Stopera artists soprano Rebecca Collins, Christina Wilson, baritone Paul Cambridge and pianist Vivienne Winther. Sat 8 March Yass Music Club more>
OPERA BY THE LAKE 2008 AT ROND TERRACE | SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY
The highlight of the Canberra National Multicultural Festival this year will be our second Opera by the lake concert. more>
OPERA BY THE LAKE 2007 AT ROND TERRACE | REVIEWS | PHOTOS |
Read about the highlight of the Canberra National Multicultural Festival which critics called, 'an extraordinary evening' and 'memorable concert'. more>
NIGREDO HOTEL | 2006 more>
‘Well conceived, thoughtfully designed, imaginatively staged and impressively performed’ THE CANBERRA TIMES 19/9/06
Stopera wishes to thank four photographers who have helped document and promote the work of Stopera. They are
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