Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites will be the preferred apartment accommodation partner for Opera Australia throughout the 2022 season as part of a new Gold Partnership with the performing arts company.

Minor Hotels Head of Commercial for Australia and New Zealand, John Thompson, said it’s important to support the arts industry to flourish as we emerge from the pandemic.

“The importance of the arts on society cannot be understated and with the 2022 Season including some of the world’s most loved shows, we are thrilled to support Opera Australia in what is set to be a very successful season,” Thompson said.

Opera Australia presents more than 600 performances every year to a combined audience of over half a million people. Opera Australia CEO, Fiona Allan, expects a busy season ahead with performances including Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour — The Phantom of the Opera, Madama Butterfly, Cinderella and La Traviata.

“We’re so excited to finally be returning to performing on a national scale, with shows scheduled in nearly all Australian states and territories in 2022,” Allan said.

“And as we recover from the devastation the pandemic has inflicted on both the arts and travel industries, this partnership between Opera Australia and Minor Hotels Australia and New Zealand Oaks is particularly invaluable.”