West Australian Opera Chorus


This exceptional and talented group of singers is the creative heart of the company and is an essential part of any great opera house.


Many choristers juggle career and family commitments but are still eager to sing, create music and be part of the unique art form that is – opera. They are passionate, dedicated and wish to thrill audiences with some of the most exciting music ever created.


The exclusive place of the West Australian Opera Chorus in the country’s musical landscape should not be underestimated. Many of Australia’s finest singers gained their first professional experience in this very ensemble, such as Emma Matthews, Rachelle Durkin, Aldo Di Toro, Caitlin Hulcup, Paul O’Neill and Luke Gabbedy. This trend is continuing with the likes of Roberto Abate, Katja Webb and James Clayton all moving into principal roles with the company and competing admirably in competitions and in roles on opera stages around the world.