I applaud all
that Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited (MOST) is achieving to encourage and expand opportunities for the growth of young Australian musicians who have the potential for stellar professional careers.
Dr Di Bresciani
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An adjudication panel will determine the winner. Each entrant will be required to perform some or all of the four (4) items submitted and will be interviewed about their proposal at a private session in Sydney.
Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd (MOST) reserves its right to request an audio recording if that is deemed necessary subsequent to closing date.
2012 rules and conditions
To be eligible for nomination in the Opera Awards, a singer must:
(i) be an Australian citizen or resident
(ii) have sung at least 2 principal roles with a recognised professional opera company since January 2010 and provide documentation confirming this.
There is no age limit.
Participants must submit the following by using the online entry application:
– A complete and clearly written proposal and evaluation, with detailed budget, of the study/singing activity for which funding is required (noting that the majority of the funds must be used overseas)
– A list of four (4) arias, which must be sung in the original language (include at least two different languages)
– A current biography (including age which is a requirement for the allocation of certain prizes)
– A photograph
Singers must engage their own accompanist.
The adjudication panel: Dr Di Bresciani OAM, Brian Castles-Onion, Amelia Farrugia and Michael Lewis OAM.
Each singer will be required to perform some or all of the four (4) arias submitted. The adjudicators will also interview each Finalist about their proposal and may request some additional technical/vocal demonstrations.
The panel reserves the right not to make the Award.
A legible bound copy of the music is to be provided to the adjudication panel on the day.
Winner of the Opera Awards
The winner will be invited to perform at the IFAC Australian Singing Competition’s Finals Concert on Thursday 25 October in the Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House with the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra. The winner will also be required to attend the Piano Rehearsal, Sitzprobe, and General Rehearsal.
The winner is required to give a recital in Melbourne for the sponsor at a mutually acceptable time.
Read the Rules
Be sure to read the Rules & Conditions online or as a pdf download before entering.
Fill in the Online Entry Form. Make sure to include all required fields and attachments.
Enter by mail, fax or email
Download and print the 2012 Opera Awards Entry Form. Complete all details and mail, fax or email to us.
67 Castlereagh St
Sydney NSW 2000
P +61 2 9231 4293
F +61 2 9221 8201