Henkell Family Fund


Opera Studio Melbourne

The Opera Studio Melbourne supports and facilitates development for highly trained aspiring operatic artists through performance.

They encourage exploration of potential in rehearsal, concert and theatrical contexts, and before an audience, with a view to maximising the employment potential of young singers.

By simulating a repertory company, with extra training, attention and preparation, they provide an invaluable opportunity for a singer to learn and to practice essential skills to immerse fully in the craft of story-telling through singing, with the advice and guidance of industry professionals.
Experience, in intensive rehearsal and performance, provides the means for refining skills and defining an artistic personality, crucial for a career in Opera in the 21st century.  Their young artists improve their performance skills by testing, practising and expanding singing, acting, moving, and relating experience with professionals and peers in an intense (four days a week) program.

They aim to provide experiences that are both challenging and inspirational, and simulate real pressures and working conditions. In order to perpetuate the relevance and possibilities for Opera and employment into the future, their program is a mixture of the traditional and the daring.

Cultural Support

Abbotsford Convent
Australian Bach Society
Australian International Opera Awards
Australian National Academy Of Music
Australian Youth Orchestra
Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust
Lieder Society of Victoria
Lyric Opera
Melbourne Bach Choir
Melbourne Opera Company
Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Mietta Song Award
More Than Opera Ltd.
MTO German-Australian Opera Grant
Opera Australia
Opera Foundation Australia
Opera Scholars Australia
Opera Studio Melbourne
Opera Society
Orchestra Victoria
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic
The Arts Centre
The Wagner Society
Victorian Opera
3MBS (Classic Radio)

German Australian Community Support

Deutsche Schule Melbourne
German-Australian Welfare Society
German Lutheran Trinity Church

Hardship Relief

CanTeen (Supporting Young People Living with Cancer)
Martin Luther Homes (Aged Care)
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Tabulam & Templer Homes (Aged Care)
The Lost Dogs' Home
Very Special Kids