About Us

Our Purpose

We love          the operatic art form and love to support those pursuing a career in opera.   
We are            a not-for-profit incorporated body committed to supporting and assisting opera in Western Australia
We promote   awareness of, and enthusiasm for opera and those pursuing a career in opera.  
We host          for our members and their guests during the year, where you can enjoy refreshments and meet other                                   opera lovers and artists. These events include both performances and talks in both intimate and                                            luxurious settings by young artists, local artists, and some of national and international renown.
We fundraise  to invest in opera in Western Australia, and to encourage and assist those pursuing a career in                                           opera.We are a sponsor of the West Australian Opera's Young Artist Program and causes for the                                        benefit of opera in Western Australia.

Our Committee

An Opera Lovers member since 2011, Irene became Vice President in 2016.  Prior to retirement, Irene worked in a senior policy role for justice and public sector management in the WA State Government.  While studying music at school Irene was introduced to opera by her mother and she has continued to enjoy and appreciate opera ever since.

Our Constitution

In accordance with the requirements of the Australian Charities and Not-For Profits Commission that all charities need governing documents, the Society of Opera Lovers WA (Inc) formed its constitution in 2013, with amendments being made in 2017. 


The constitution sets out the objectives for Opera Lovers, how it operates and the way the committee makes decisions and consults members.  

Helen Brown

Commitee Member

Helen Brown is a singer and singing teacher who is passionate about Opera and giving performing opportunities to singers. She is currently teaching classical voice and Lyric Diction at W.A.A.P.A. Helen also sings in the chorus of WA Opera.

Lisa Murphy

Committee Member

In 1972 Lisa became the youngest member of the WA ballet, joined the Dance Company of NSW in 1975 and returned to WA to complete the Graduate Certificate in Dance at the newly established Graduate College of Dance. After dancing Lisa became a Registered Nurse and has recently retired.   


Margaret Stockton


Margaret joined Opera Lovers in 2008 and became President in 2015.  She is a retired management consultant.  Following a career in social work and managing Government services, she has provided management advice for both Government and non-Government services and has extensive experience on boards and committees.

Irene Kempa

Vice - President

Stephen Vining


I have been Managing Director of CVW Group a Company that encompasses Accounting, technology and web creation services for over 15 years. I am currently learning piano and enjoying it immensely. I enjoy bootcamp 4 morning a week. I do love Opera and go when I can.


PO Box 1126

West Perth WA 6872


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