"Ingenious...petite productions for hungry young minds" - Time Out
Musgrove Opera bring youthful energy to a timeless art form. They are Australian artists creating exciting new opera for children and young audiences, in Sydney and on tour!
Based in Sydney, their mission is threefold: to be ambassadors for opera, to develop a new repertoire of opera for children and young audiences, and to contribute unique creative learning programs to the established body of music education in Australia.
The company celebrated their first season with Pinocchio!, based on the book by Carlo Collodi. The show premiered at the Zenith Theatre 2018 before touring South Coast NSW. Their second production, Hansel and Gretel, premiered in 2021 at The Concourse.
2022 will be the biggest year yet, with the launch of a new series of Holiday Concerts at the Sydney Opera House.
Musgrove’s fast-paced, engaging schools concerts are a highlight of any tour, and always include a live version of their podcast series, Musgrove Chat.
The future is looking bright for Musgrove Opera, and they have exciting new projects in the works.
George Musgrove (1854-1916) is a relatively unknown figure in the operatic world today, and yet he contributed so much to the foundation of the arts in Australia. With all the international success he enjoyed, he never seemed to forget his homeland, touring regional Australia relentlessly.
There was a time when the name Musgrove was synonymous with entertainment in Australia. In the early years of the 20th century there were no less than eight Musgroves in the entertainment business; now there are none.
- Live Performance Australia Hall of Fame
Lachlan Massey, artistic director