opera arts support group vocal scholarship final


Last year's winners Bryony Dwyer and Morgan Pearse with John Pringle and Richard Bonynge

Six of Australia’s most promising young singers from around the nation will compete in the final round of the 2012 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera & Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship this week. Sopranos Amy Corkery and Tabatha McFadyen, mezzo-sopranos Anna Dowsley and Bridget Kate Patterson baritone Samuel Johnson, and bass Luke Stoker will by vying for prizes totalling $16,000 in value.

Charged with the (un)enviable task of judging these singers are Michael Lewis OAM and John Pringle AM, with Stuart Maunder as compere. As well as a scholarship for the winner, there is an encouragement award, a People’s Choice Award and a ‘purse’ for the remaining four finalists.

Many young artists have furthered their careers through this programme, amongst them John Longmuir, Valda Wilson, Sarah Anne Walker and Russell Harcourt.

Tickets $45 includes pre and post performance refreshments. The finalists will join after the performance.

Book: Online www.sydneyeisteddfod.com.au or call (02) 9261 8366




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