IFAC Australian Singing competition – entries close this week

(L-R) Naomi Johns, Morgan Pearse, Gérard Schneider, Emma Moore, Bryony Williams. IFAC Australian Singing Competition 2011

Entries close at 5 pm this Friday for the IFAC Australian Singing Competition which offers a substantial range of  prizes and opportunities amounting to over $215,000 in value. The competition includes the prestigious Marianne Mathy Scholarship.

Past winners have gone on to careers all over the world, amongst them Paul Whelan,(bass-baritone, 1987) recently heard with the Sydney Symphony in Mozart’s Requiem, Rachelle Durkin (soprano, 2000), who shared the role of Violetta in Handa Opera on the Harbour’s presentation of La Traviata, tenor Stuart Skelton, juggling a trans-Atlantic flight schedule as he covered for Jonas Kaufman at New York’s Met as well as performing at London’s Covent Garden; and soprano Jessica Pratt, who made her Covent Garden debut as Queen of the Night in 2011.

This year’s National Adjudicator is baritone Jeffrey Black, himself a winner of the competition in 1983, and who has performed in the great ‘houses’ of the world – the Met, the Royal Opera Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, the Salzburg Festival, the Wigmore Hall and the Cadogan Hall.

For more information visit www.aussing.org.au/ASC_Rules.htm

Enter at www.aussing.org.au/enter

Deadline: 5pm Friday 1 June 2012

Late entries will be accepted up to 5pm Friday 8 June 2012 for an additional fee


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