Diana Ramsay and her late husband James, have been long-time supporters
of State Opera, support which currently continues through the
James and Diana Ramsay Foundation. We are very pleased to assist in
allowing artists of long standing to return to the common pool
the assets of their experience, and so develop the next generation
who in turn can enrich us all.
Richard Jasek, Foundation Director

For many years, State Opera SA has nurtured the early careers of some of South Australia’s most talented operatic young artists. Named in honour of the continued financial support of the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, and with assistance from The Friends of State Opera, this nurturing has been able to expand.

The 2016 program comprises a packed year of activity for a number of very special artists participating in a vast array of classes, including Alexander Technique, movement and dance, stagecraft, intensive language skills, repertoire coaching and live performance opportunities.

These training activities culminate in public Masterclasses, Summer and Winter Showcase concerts, education programs and corporate engagements, with the State Opera’s main stage productions featuring some of these artists.

South Australia has always aspired to produce brilliant arts practitioners. With the support of the The James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, State Opera SA is able to maintain its solid reputation as a hothouse for the creation of the next generation of Australian opera stars.


Winter Showcase

Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10 July 2016

The Opera Studio

Elder Conservatorium and State Opera SA Production

Thurs 6, Fri 7, Sat 8 October 2016

The Opera Studio

Summer Showcase

Fri 9, Sat 10, Sun 11 December 2016

The Opera Studio

Tickets released May 2016 via State Opera SA website.

For enquiries and booking information please call (08) 8226 4790

MAY 1 Miriam Gordon-Stewart (Opera Studio) “Closed to the public”
AUGUST 28 Rosario La Spina (Opera Studio)
OCTOBER 16 Mario Bellanova & Gisele Blanchard (Opera Studio)