Short Black Opera

  • Dhungala Choral Connection Songbook - Volume 1

Regional Engagement

Short Black Opera for Kids is our week long regional engagement program. Strengthening traditional song-lines by creating new songs, written and performed by the children themselves. SBO for kids encourages traditional language to be shared in a respectful and memorable way.


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Talent Development

Short Black Opera Company (SBO) is a national Indigenous not-for-profit company based in Melbourne specialising in training and performance opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing artists.

SBO was formed in 2008 primarily to identify and offer intensive training to Indigenous singers for the premiere production of Pecan Summer, Australia’s first Indigenous opera, written by Yorta Yorta composer, soprano and educator Deborah Cheetham AO


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