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Help inspire the next generation

Opera Queensland is passionate about using the creative expression of live performance to inspire learning and artistic ambition in the next generation, providing opportunities where imaginations can fly and creating inspiring environments where children can learn best, making a significant difference to their lives.

From August to November, OperaQ will present Hansel & Gretel to primary schools in metropolitan, regional and rural Queensland in the first of a three year program.  A modern take on a classic opera, the production will introduce children to the emotional power of storytelling through music and singing, bringing to life a narrative packed full of important and relevant messages about survival and the strength of family bonds.

Through a special additional donation from renowned philanthropist and long term OperaQ Patron, Philip Bacon AM, the company is able to match dollar for dollar any donation to our Hansel & Gretel Appeal up to a total of $25,000. So do twice the good with one donation and give a gift to the Hansel & Gretel Appeal by June 30.


By giving a gift to the Hansel & Gretel appeal, your support will help create the production and ensure that our tour reaches all areas of Queensland, where students can engage with the artform and meet our talented emerging artists Irena Lysiuk, Jessica Low and Tim Carroll.  A contribution to the appeal can help:

Needle 36 x $50 donations will pay for the weekly maintenance of the
artists’ costumes
Camera 100 x $100 donations will pay for the recording of three on-screen characters in Hansel & Gretel 
Paintbrush 100 x $200 donations will pay for the scenery and costumes for
Hansel & Gretel
Van 36 x $600 donations will pay for the cost of a hire vehicle for three years of touring
Cheque 40 x $1,000 donations will pay the artists’ fees for 12 weeks of touring

Every donation makes a valuable contribution to what we can achieve so do twice the good with one donation and give a gift to the Hansel & Gretel Appeal by June 30. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible.

For more information, contact the Development Team on 07 3735 3057 or at development@operaq.com.au