As Opera Australia searches for a new Artistic Director while emerging from COVID, Peter Tregear argues that it’s time for the company to find a fresh artistic vision predicated on the belief that opera has something important to offer the public, put more of an emphasis on Australian repertoire and singers, and consider whether Australia is best served by having a national opera company.

Turandot, Opera Australia, 2022. Photo © Prudence Upton

Whether wished for or not, strong winds of change are blowing at Opera Australia. A new Board Chair, Glyn Davis, and a new Chief Executive...