R & D

Creating a locale for artistic creation, research and innovation in cross-artform practice.

Matthias Schack-Arnott in 'Captives of the City', 2014 Arts Centre Melbourne. Photo credit: Jeff Busby

Live works
Chamber Made Opera’s core activity is the creation of live performance works. The company is renowned for challenging artform boundaries, bringing together outstanding creative teams and taking inspired artistic risks.

Digital works
Chamber Made Opera is committed to creating and delivering digital artworks work, known as a ‘Digiworks’ – stand-alone works that align with the themes and content of the concomitant performance work.

Little Operations
The company’s research and development stream, ‘Little Operations’, is where we seed and explore new ideas. A key function of Little Operations is to connect with independent artists and test new artistic concepts and collaborations.

Agile Opera
Chamber Made Opera has partnered with RMIT University in collaboration with the Australia Council for the Arts and Fed Square to develop a new Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project 2014 – 2018, investigating methods of preserving the intimacy of performance in a digital age.

Salons
The Salon Program is an opportunity for audiences to delve deeper into the content of our works. Based on a keynote presentation model, each Salon is set around themes and ideas underpinning current artworks of the company.

The Venny
The Venny is a communal backyard and drop-in centre for children-at-risk in Kensington. Chamber Made Opera has partnered with The Venny to deliver a program of music lessons, workshops and other activities such as co-devising performance works with the children. We are five years into this partnership with a commitment to seeing out a seven-year program.