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OPERA SCHOLARSHIP FINAL 2022 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Published: 13/06/2022 10:00am

Over the last month, the Opera Scholarship heats have been held with 38 talented young classical singers from across Australia and New Zealand, taking to the stage to compete for a place in the 2022 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Final.  

The semi-finals were held on Sunday 12 June at the Zenith Theatre, Chatswood with each artist performing two arias. Eight outstanding Finalists were selected for the Opera Scholarship Final. The talent this year in the heats has been exceptional and the eight Finalists bring such professionalism and incredible talent to this year’s final.  

Sydney Eisteddfod is proud to announce the eight Finalists who qualified for the final event: the most talented emerging vocalists from Australia and New Zealand. 

The 2022 Opera Scholarship Finalists are:  

  • Kristin Astouroghlian
  • Matthew Avery
  • Karina Bailey
  • Jeremy Boulton
  • Nathan Byron
  • Raphael Hudson
  • Olivia Payne
  • Anna Stephens

Reserve Finalists are:

  • Amelia Wawrzon
  • Clare Hood 

Congratulations to the eight Finalists to be selected for this prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod event.  

Each Finalist will compete for a total prize value of $61,000 to undertake further studies in Australia or overseas. This scholarship discovers fine voices across Australia and New Zealand and provides an invaluable experience for young vocalists to perform live in a wonderful venue and with a well-known orchestra.  

The finalists will be accompanied by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of the well-known conductor and Sydney Eisteddfod Ambassador Dr Nicolas Milton.  

The adjudicators who will be judging this event are; Christine Douglas, Stuart Maunder AM and the guest adjudicator, Richard Mills.  All three adjudicators possess a wealth of experience and knowledge and know first-hand how important performance and professional development opportunities are for young singers.  

The Sydney Eisteddfod 2022 Opera Scholarship Final will be held on Sunday 26 June at The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood at 2pm.  

To purchase your tickets to the live performance of the 2022 Opera Scholarship Final, click here.  

We are also delighted to announce that Sydney Eisteddfod has partnered with The Australian Digital Concert Hall in 2022 and will be broadcasting the Opera Scholarship Finals 

For Digital Tickets, click here. 

SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD WISHES THE BEST OF LUCK TO ALL FINALISTS AS THEY PREPARE TO PERFORM IN THE RENOWNED FINAL EVENT!