Gippsland Opera Company and Opera By The Lakes:


 Andrea as a director of opera and music theatre, plus running events for the Mornington Peninsula for many years, it was a natural transistion that when they moved to East Gippsland in 2009, Andrea and Keith would bring that passion for the Arts to the region. Gippsland Opera Company was born and Opera By the Lakes registered.

The original ethos has remained, to bring first class entertainment to the area that they live in, to promote the region via those events. To support and promote young classical singers. To ensure our patrons have the opportunity of listening to world class singers.

Communities are stronger, the more we involve them. Another important factor for Gippsland Opera was, and still is, to encourage local groups to be involved, providing an opportunity for them to have a presence at concerts or O.B.T.L.

  Many of these local groups such as Red Cross, Rotary, Lions, Cancer Council, Hospitals. Local orchestras, bands, theatre groups, Friends of Nyerimilang, schools, by being involved also raise funds for their particular charity.

 This Opera By The Lakes March 18th 2018 will be our 5th O.B.T.L. and our  45th event in East Gippsland, every concert, every O.B.T.L. has been booked solid, confirming that we do indeed, provide first class entertainemnt, in wonderful venue's.

Nyerimilang Heritage Park is just one of those venue's. The spotlight was turned onto Nyerimilang Heritage Park with the help of Opera By The Lakes. Nyerimilang showcases what East Gippsland has to offer in one perfect package. Surrounded by visual beauty that, takes your breath away. It is even further enhanced by 'The Sound of Music' soaring to every corner of this magnificient Park, from these amazing artists.

Gippsland Opera and Opera By The Lakes is something we can all be very proud of, it is now officially an International event, with tour groups coming specifically from overseas to O.B.T.L. 2018  .

Looking forward to seeing you at this next one

Andrea Ford Artistic Director.

Tickets for all events are available from:

Just Books (cash only) Main St Bairnsdale


           Gippsland Opera

BOX OFFICE     0409771526 or


Tickets will then be posted out to you.


Any further information 0409771516 or 5152-7155



   Opera By The Lakes 2016 

  What a superb event it was
  at this stunning location.

  Click on this link to see our video


Opera By The Lakes 2017

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Another wonderful event, we are proud to showcase




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