Short Black Opera Company is Australia’s national Indigenous opera company, providing training and performance opportunities for Indigenous singers in classical vocal music and opera.
Closing the Australia Fest program will be performances by Deborah Cheetham AO, Yorta woman, soprano, composer, educator and Artistic Director of Short Black Opera. Deborah has been a leader in the Australian arts landscape for more than 25 years.
Accompanying Deborah are members of Rubiks Collective, one of Australia's most dynamic contemporary art music ensembles.
Complementing the tour, which is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, will be workshops for school children aged 10 to 14 years and a university-level lecture on 21st Century Aboriginal Australia.
"I invite you to experience the diversity and dynamism of Australian culture. Come, see and engage with Australia, in your city and through our online platforms, and see what we have to offer. " - Australia's High Commissioner to India, HE Ms Harinder Sidhu