40th Anniversary Campaign

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40th Anniversary Campaign: For the Love of Opera

Pacific Opera Victoria's 40th anniversary is coming up in 2020. As the company prepares to celebrate 40 years of professional opera in Victoria, we also look forward to the next four decades.

In order to further invigorate this marvellous art form, POV recently launched a $2.5 million 40th Anniversary Campaign. We are thrilled and grateful that, thanks to our generous donors and committed volunteers, the Campaign has reached its goal!

Thank you to everyone whose generosity supported the Campaign. Funds raised will will help POV to further the artistic goals of the Campaign, which are as follows:

  • Explore a kaleidoscope of operas including large-scale masterworks, intimate chamber operas, new commissions, and a memorable 40th Anniversary signature event such as Die Walküre, the second opera in Wagner's Ring Cycle.

  • Challenge and support new generations of opera artists including singers, directors, designers, stagecraft professionals, conductors, and composers.

  • Inspire children and youth with the joy of creativity and learning by developing family operas, commissioning a new Opera in Schools production, and expanding visiting artist and classroom workshops.

  • Celebrate the power of story and song with everyone in the community by bringing opera alive with community concerts, discussion forums, screenings, online streaming, and more.

  • Establish an Artistic Excellence Fund to support long-term projects several years before they appear on stage and provide stability and continuity for POV.


Thank you to all who made a special commitment to Pacific Opera Victoria's future – a future full of the thrill of discovery, of pride in the high standards of your Victoria opera company, and of the deep satisfaction that engagement with great art can bring.
Timothy Vernon

  • Campaign Honorary Chairs: Eric Charman and David Flaherty
  • Campaign Co-Chairs: Maryla Waters and Bernard Beck
  • Campaign Task Force: Barbara Hubbard, Verne Johnson, Gary Moser, Larry Ryan, Lydia Wingate, Deborah Wolstenholme

Registered Charity Number: 11907 5547 RR0001


Pacific Opera Victoria 40th Anniversary Campaign: For the Love of Opera



More about the Campaign
40th Anniversary
Campaign Booklet


Although the Anniversary Campaign is complete, please consider a donation to Pacific Opera's Annual Fund help support our ongoing operations and artistic and education programming.

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11907 5547 RR0001

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