About Coast Opera Australia
Coast Opera Australia aims to demonstrate leadership in all aspects of its operation, while involving and developing support for its programs from a broad section of the community. We have a well established organisational framework. Our board is a small closely knit team of committed individuals, ensuring that skills and experience are well balanced and complementary. Members include business leaders bringing marketing, legal and financial expertise as well as empathy and understanding of the importance of music and the arts to a rich and fulfilling community life. We have secured support from well respected advisors and opinion leaders from business, education and cultural sectors. This includes professionals who have had leadership roles with Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, Bell Shakespeare Company, Australia Business Arts Foundation, The Australian Youth Orchestra, National Gallery of Australia and Macquarie and Melbourne Universities.
Angela Brewer - Founder
Artistic Director & Ceo
Angela has called the Central Coast home for the past 8 years. She professional international opera singer, vocal teacher for Coast Opera Australia’s Emerging Artists Program, conductor, concert producer and a mother. After 20 years working as a professional operatic artist traveling the world, she can account for over 200 professional productions and concerts in Europe, China, Sydney Opera House and Melbourne State Theatre.
Angela regularly sings and speaks on ABC Radio and has sung for Sean Connery, Cate Blanchett and Dame Joan Sutherland. Angela is an advocate for world class operatic events on the Central Coast that introduce internationally acclaimed and emerging artists. Angela’s emerging artists in training have received awards and grants from all over Australia whilst being accepted into highly competitive university courses such as WAAPA (Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts), and Opera Summer School Programs in Italy.
Angela has performed at numerous sell-out concerts on the Central Coast such as Opera in the Arboretum, Cross Roads Festival, Concertante Ensemble, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre and Symphony Central Coast. Through the public’s keen interest in supporting and following her, Angela has seen the opportunity and need to establish Coast Opera Australia.