Applauding Rachel Bate

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Congratulations to soprano Rachel Bate on her brilliant victory in the first major classical singing final of the current season, the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Awards.  Sung Sun Hong from Victoria finished second and Lucinda Mirikata Deacon third. The standard of singing in this event was so superb that the night ended with adjudicators Andrea Catzel and Christopher Dawes lavishly praising not only the placegetters, but the entire field.