Welcome to our boutique opera and travel company, est. 1994

Queensland’s opera, song and travel company, OPERATIF! has received many accolades over 29 years for their many performances from operas, to concerts, music festivals and special events, including their tours for lovers of music.

Acclaim from audiences and critics alike pepper OPERATIF!’s performance history. With performances designed to celebrate some of the most popular pieces in a diverse vocal repertoire, OPERATIF! concerts have always been appealing both for confirmed lovers of opera and song and for newcomers. OPERATIF!’s commitment to presenting talented performers and to ensuring our rich vocal heritage lives on for today’s audiences is well known. As well as countless concert and special event performances, three fully-staged opera productions were received with enthusiasm and critical acclaim. Their 20 plus years of presenting concert series, operas and mini Festivals remains a source of great pride for Stewart and Jennifer. OPERATIF is currently planning future festivals and performances and we invite you to ensure you are on their mailing list for e-newsletters. Their next project is producing a wonderful musical week on Norfolk Island in December 2021, where music lovers from Australia and New Zealand will converge on this unique Pacific destination.

In recent years, OPERATIF! has increasingly entered the travel arena, developing and now expanding tours for music lovers. This new venture quickly took off and has yielded client testimonials that are equally glowing. Jennifer and Stewart liken creating a tour to creating a good performance…with the need to excite, entice and entertain throughout, a common thread.

In addition to performances, each of the tours features a sparkling itinerary taking in various attractions and tours relating both to music and to broader fascinations in the cities, towns and regions visited. Destinations in Europe and Asia are offered, with Italy a much-loved speciality. A ‘jewel in the crown’ annual tour is ‘Viva Verdi & La Scala.’ It takes in the main performances in the world-acclaimed Festival Verdi in Parma, explores the life of Verdi, Pavarotti and other greats and also includes opera at La Scala, Milan and La Fenice, Venice.

Never before have we had such an overwhelming response to an event… members have declared it the best night out ever in Brisbane . The Brisbane Polo Club

When an audience gives a standing ovation, someone is doing something right. Courier-Mail

A company of this standard and inventiveness deserves to continue”     The Australian

Some of the finest operatic singing offered in Brisbane this year.”   The Review