Sydney Opera House

Sales are up for Opera Australia: Australia’s national opera company, resident at the Sydney Opera House and the Arts Centre, Melbourne, has increased its ticket sales in both of the houses and also on tour (Opera Australia has its own touring company, Oz Opera). According to its Annual report for 2012 the total box office reached last year $54.9m (increase 55% from $35,5 m in 2011).

The overall result shows 44% growth. In 2012 Opera Australia connected with more Australians and in more places than ever before in its history, which is reflected in a ream of statistics: record audience numbers, box office, employment figures, performance numbers, private and public support and geographic reach. The Company ended the 2012 financial year with an operating profit of $665,000 on total revenues of $100 million – a quite unique achievement, regarding the fact that throughout the world, many opera companies had huge financial problems.

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