Entrants must prepare FOUR contrasting arias from FOUR different operas from at least TWO musical periods and in at least TWO languages:
* One aria from before Mozart's death;
* One aria from after Mozart's death - 1791;
* The remaining two arias may be from any period.
Note: See Item 4 under the 'Conditions' for this Scholarship.
Arias are to performed as follows, listed with tentative dates:
- By Audio Recording: Submission Date: Monday, May 1 2017 (without edit) - ONE aria of own choice
- by Live Performance: Sunday, May 14 2017- ONE aria of own choice
* Quarter-Final: Saturday, June 10 2017 - A different aria - selected by the adjudicators;
* Semi- Final: Sunday, June 11 2017 - The two remaining arias;
* Final: Sunday, July 16 2017, The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood - Two arias from the four previously sung.
Finalists will perform two arias. Before interval with their chosen accompanist on the piano and after interval with the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Steven Hillinger.
ACCOMPANIST: No Official Accompanist provided for the Heats, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Final or Final. Finalists will be required to bring their accompanist for ONE ARIA in the Final. Accompaniment for the other aria will be by the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
IMPORTANT: Entrants electing to participate in the heats via audio recording are required to submit a recording of a performance made in 2017. Those found in breach of this will be disqualified and possibly banned from entering this event in future years.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions relating to this audition method.
1. Event is open to any singer who is a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand. Previous winners not eligible.
2. Semi-Finalists will be required to produce proof of age and residency before they are allowed to compete (e.g. birth certificate or an Australian or New Zealand passport or a permanent resident stamp. A driver's licence is not acceptable).
3. REPERTOIRE: Arias may be chosen from the entire range of the operatic literature as currently performed in major opera houses around the world, including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Verismo, Modern, Opera Comique and Operetta.
SPECIAL NOTE: The conductor will choose ANY ONE of these four arias for the orchestral accompaniment at the Final. The finalists will not have the choice of selecting which aria they wish to sing with the Orchestra, so please choose your four arias carefully. Entrants are encouraged to choose arias from the standard operatic repertoire in order to ensure that orchestral music is available for at least one of their selections.
4. Arias are to be no longer than ten (10) minutes each including recitative (if any). Cuts may be made if necessary. Long instrumental preludes or interludes should be curtailed.
5. All arias must be sung in the original key and language set by the composer, performed from memory with piano accompaniment.
6. The title of ALL FOUR ARIAS and a 200 word biography in paragraph format (as a Word file, not printed) MUST BE EMAILED to: email@example.com NO LATER THAN Monday, May 1 2017 or entry may be forfeited. No changes to the nominated arias will be allowed within the fortnight before the commencement of the heats.
7. All of the arias may be repeated ONCE in other events.
8. One copy only of each aria must be supplied for the adjudicators at the Heat, Quarter-Finals and Semi-Final.
9. Adjudicators' reports will be written for the preliminary heats only. No marks will be given on these reports.
10. Singers chosen for the Quarter-Finals will be announced no later than Tuesday, June 1 2017. Sixteen Semi-Finalists will be chosen from the Quarter-Finals. EIGHT FINALISTS AND TWO RESERVE FINALISTS will be selected for the Final.
11. ACCOMPANIST: No Official Accompanist provided for the Heats, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Final or Final. Finalists will be required to bring their accompanist for ONE ARIA in the Final. Accompaniment for the other aria will be by the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
12. COMPULSORY Rehearsals: Finalists must be available for:
* Piano rehearsals (with their private accompanists & the conductor) during the week leading up to the Final.
* Orchestral rehearsals on either; Monday, July 10 or Thursday, July 13 or as decided by the conductor closer to the time.
* Compulsory piano/orchestral rehearsal (with their private accompanists & the conductor) on the day of the Final. Times to be decided later.
13. It is compulsory for Finalists to be present at the conclusion of the Semi-Final for interviews with the adjudicators, have photographs taken and be informed about the proceedings for the Final.
14. The awarding of the Scholarship is at the absolute discretion of the adjudicators, and is given on the understanding that the Winner will undertake overseas study for the operatic stage, including vocal tuition/coaching, languages and stagecraft.
15. The Winner is required to submit a detailed plan of study to Sydney Eisteddfod, after which payment of the Scholarship will be made progressively upon production of written reports from the teacher or institution. The Scholarship must be taken up within two years from the date of winning, and completed within one year thereafter or be forfeited.
16. The Winner and Finalists must be reasonably available for media interviews and to perform without fee in future Showcase performances nominated by and in the interest of Sydney Eisteddfod.
Total Prize Value Exceeds $58,500
Winner: Total Prize exceeds $43,000. Sponsored by Elizabeth Todd OAM, Paula Clarkstone OAM, Douglas Sutherland AM & The John Lamble Foundation.
* $5,000 cash plus a $35,000 Scholarship and a return economy airfare (up to the value of $3,000) to undertake overseas study for the operatic stage, including vocal tuition/coaching, languages and stagecraft.
* Opportunity to attend rehearsals at Opera Australia in Melbourne or Sydney and observe an opera throughout the stages of its production.
* The Winner also receives a photographic portfolio to the value of $100 of performance photos taken during the Festival courtesy of WinkiPoP Media.
2nd Prize: $5,000. Sponsored anonymously.
Audience Vote: $500. Sponsored by Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund.
Finalists (excluding place-getters): $1,000 each. Sponsored by Douglas Sutherland AM, Brian France AM & Philippa France.
Eight Semi-Finalists (not selected for the Final): $500 each. Sponsored by the Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund.
Two Finalists, 30 years & under in age, will be invited to compete in the "2017 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Final (Sunday August 27 at the Fine Music Performance Studio)". Please refer to the condition box below for more information.
General Rules & Conditions of Entry
General Rules & Conditions of Entry
All performers enter and participate in the Sydney Eisteddfod according to these General Rules & Conditions and any other rules and conditions specific to categories and individual events.
For the purposes of the following: ‘Eisteddfod’ is Sydney Eisteddfod, which is the organising body; ‘Official’ is a representative authorised by the Eisteddfod; ‘Event’ is a competition event identified by a program number; ‘Session’ is the time period in which one or more events are timetabled; ‘EST’ is the ‘Estimated Starting Time’ for an event within a session, an event or division with an EST will never commence before this time but may commence after this time if the preceding event or division runs overtime; ‘Category’ is a grouping of like events.
1. Events are open to all comers, subject to stipulated individual event conditions.
2. Entries must be received at the office of the Eisteddfod prior to the close of each event (Please refer to our FAQs). Entries must be completed correctly and accompanied by full fees including program cost or they will not be processed. Responsibility for correct entry rests with the entrant. The Eisteddfod cannot be responsible for entries lost in the mail, delivered incorrectly, or lost through failed electronic transmission. An ENTRY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT RECEIPT will be sent to the email address provided on the entry form, confirming the events entered and fees paid. Entrants must contact the Eisteddfod if this acknowledgement is not received within 10 days of lodgement. Entrants are advised to check the details carefully and notify the Eisteddfod immediately of any errors, including spelling of names, etc. Corrections cannot be made after final timetabling.
3. All Eisteddfod correspondence is via email. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that Sydney Eisteddfod emails are not blocked by spam filters.
4. Entry fees are not refundable except when an event is cancelled. Entry fees cannot be transferred to another event should entrants change their mind after final timetabling.
5. Entries submitted after the commencement date of the Eisteddfod will be subject to an additional (late) fee. Late entries are only accepted without obligation, subject to final timetabling and capacity. Sydney Eisteddfod reserves the right to publish a list of ‘additional entries’ on its website in Entrant Corner with further extra names sent to venues.
6. A person or group is permitted to enter only ONCE in the SAME event, except where otherwise allowed. A school can enter more than one group in the same event provided individuals appear once only; non-playing and non-singing conductors excepted. School events can only be entered with bonafide students of the school. Schools which enter more than one group in an event must supply a list of names in each group when they register on the day of the performance, otherwise only the first group programmed will be eligible for a prize.
7. The names and birth dates of all entrants must be provided for solos, duos, trios and quartets.
8. No person may enter under a name other than their own legal name. Entries are NOT TRANSFERABLE from one person to another in events where individual performers are named.
9. Prize cheques are automatically payable in the name of the published entrant or institution where supplied for group events. Cheques for groups not identified as a school or registered entity will be made out to the person named as submitting the entry. Cheques are posted to the address listed on the entrant’s Appearance Advice. Entrants must ensure that address details are correct and that Sydney Eisteddfod is informed of any change (Please refer to Item 13 below. If a cheque is lost due to incorrect address, then a fee as indicated will be charged for a replacement).
10. Purchase of a Festival e-Program is compulsory for all entrants except where they come from the SAME FAMILY ADDRESS. Teachers submitting entries for individual students must include the cost of a Festival e-Program for each student, except where students share the same family address. It is recommended that groups from the same academy or school buy a Festival e-Program for each teacher/conductor/supervisor.
11. An Appearance Advice for each event entered will be emailed to the address supplied on the entry form after final timetabling is completed, listing event date, session time, venue and entrant number. This document should be brought to each event for identification purposes. This may be presented electronically on a phone or tablet if preferred. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if this Advice hasn’t arrived by the end of the third week of April.
12. The Eisteddfod reserves the right to amend or refuse entry; to disqualify or deny participation; to alter or reduce the prizes as published; or to amend, cancel or combine any event, particularly should there be insufficient entries.
13. A fee of $30 will be charged if a cheque is dishonoured, a credit card is refused by the bank due to incorrect numbers listed, or a replacement prize cheque is requested.
14. Entrants must perform in events applicable to their age only, unless an event has no age specified. Age is determined as at DECEMBER 31 of the current Eisteddfod year. Event restrictions such as ‘16 and under’ mean that only those who are 16 or younger on December 31 of the current Eisteddfod year may take part.
Events titled ‘Any Age’ ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE and can be entered by persons of any age.
15. At events where an age limit is specified, every entrant (including group members) must have proof of age available on the spot if requested by an official (e.g. copy of birth certificate, etc) or risk disqualification. Random age checks are carried out sporadically. A group member in contempt of age requirements will render the whole group liable to disqualification and possible bar from participation the following year.
16. Age limits do not apply to non-playing / non-singing conductors and private/official accompanists.
17. Entrants perform at their own risk. Entrants agree they are of good health and fitness and physically able to participate in an event. No liability will be accepted for any injury sustained whilst carrying out that performance.
18. Entrants are expected to be prepared for their event at the time of performance. Sydney Eisteddfod representatives and adjudicators are not permitted to advise, interpret or vary any rules, conditions, or any aspect of the conduct of the Festival, and the Eisteddfod will not accept responsibility for any effect arising from such unauthorised comment.
19. Entrants (or a representative) must register with the Session Manager backstage (or as directed) AT LEAST 15 MINUTES before the start of the session or EST time (Estimated Starting Time) as advertised. Please allow time for transport delays or parking.
20. No registration can be accepted once the Session Manager has declared the session open.
21. Entrants must appear in strict numerical order except in circumstances approved in advance by the Eisteddfod. Such requests must be submitted, with appropriate evidence within 7 working days before the event date via email to email@example.com. The order of performance in Finals is at the discretion of the Eisteddfod. All entrants must be ready to perform when called.
22. Latecomers, or those who miss their turn, may perform at the end of the event or division for ‘comments only’, not for a placing and subject to time.
23. A copy of ‘Own Choice’ material must be provided for the adjudicator (unless the event states otherwise) and should be given to the Session Manager when registering on the day of performance. Photocopies will not be returned. The onus of choosing the correct material rests with the entrant. Suitability, quality of choice and degree of difficulty are taken into consideration by the adjudicator.
24. Published or unpublished work is allowed unless a ‘Test’ is specified. No personal transposition of music is permitted except in folk song, junior vocal, contemporary singing, choral, instrumental solo and group events.
25. A different item is required for each event unless repeats are specifically allowed. Items performed in a Heat must be repeated in the Final unless otherwise stipulated. If it is specifically indicated that an item may be repeated, it may be repeated ONLY ONCE except when progressing to a Final. An entrant found repeating an item other than where allowed will be disqualified.
26. Groups performing in Finals must consist of the same individuals as in the Heats, without augmentation unless prior permission is sought and granted by the Eisteddfod.
27. Performances must be kept within specified time limits. If a performance goes under a stipulated minimum or over the maximum time, the entrant will not be eligible for a prize, and receives ‘comments only’. Except for announcement of the item title, time is determined from the first note, dance step, action or word spoken to the last note, dance step, action or word spoken. Bows during the music are timed. If separate times are noted for ‘A’ and ‘B’ test items, the clock will stop for each. If a ‘Total Performance Time’ is indicated, the clock will not stop between any selections or movements. The Eisteddfod timekeeper’s record is final.
28. Entrants may themselves announce only the title of their performance item(s). The Session Manager is not required to make this announcement.
29. Accompaniment in vocal and instrumental events must be acoustic piano except where otherwise stated, or the original has an obligato instrument. In ‘Test’ marked ‘unaccompanied’ only a keynote or chord can be given before the performance commences.
30. Official accompanists, if appointed, are not obliged to play poorly presented, difficult or illegible music at sight. Prior rehearsal is always advisable.
31. Where recorded accompaniment is permitted, this must be on CD except where submission by emailing an MP3 (not M4a or MP4 format) is specifically requested. CDs will not be returned to entrants, they will be securely destroyed & recycled.
32. Please ensure the CDs are burned properly, as per the guidelines given, and tested in a music system (not on a computer or car music player). In case of CD failure, subject to the venue, USB or phone can be used, as a backup. Do not use labels on CD as this may cause CD player failure (refer to separate ‘CD policy’).
33. Each CD or audio file must contain only ONE item (refer to separate ‘CD policy’).
34. No entrant may rehearse in competition venues during the period of the Eisteddfod except in official rehearsals arranged by the Eisteddfod.
35. No teacher, parent or designated supervisor (unless an accompanist or conductor) will be allowed on stage or in the wings at any time, except those registered in a supervisory capacity with groups. Please refer to Choir category rules & conditions No 21, Instrumental Group category rules & conditions 18, Speech & Drama category rules & conditions No 4 and Dance category rules & conditions No 4 for further information. These supervisors must be listed with the Session Manager when registering at the event. Supervisors must remain with their group at all times but are not permitted on stage unless performing with their group.
36. Prompting is not permitted, except by the adjudicator only in junior speech & drama events if deemed necessary.
37. In case of CD accompaniment failure during performance, the entrant should stop singing or dancing, leave the stage immediately and wait for instruction from the Session Manager. Once the sound technician has loaded the back-up CD, the entrant may recommence performance without penalty. In ‘live’ performances, any entrant who ‘breaks down during their performance’ or ‘suffers memory lapse’ and leaves the stage will receive ‘comments only’, unless they remain on stage and continue their performance within the time limit.
38. Standard of dress is as important as the performance. Personal presentation appropriate to a stage appearance may be taken into consideration. The use of explicit language and gestures is prohibited, and entrants should avoid items of an overtly sexual or undignified nature.
39. BAD BEHAVIOUR: A high standard of decorum is expected from all participants and patrons. Behaviour, which is contrary to the spirit of the event, especially if directed at Eisteddfod representatives or entrants will result in the offender(s) being asked to leave. Offending entrants or entrants associated with offenders will be disqualified and may incur future bar.
40. Any person or group found responsible for defacing or damaging a venue or equipment will be disqualified and the Eisteddfod may take steps to recover from them any costs of repair. Supervisors of groups must remain with their groups at all times and will be held accountable for the actions of their groups.
41. The adjudicator’s decision in accordance with the rules is final.
42. If fewer than five entrants register on the day of performance, or if a satisfactory standard is not achieved, the decision to award prizes will be at the discretion of the adjudicator. Prizes cannot be divided and none extra to those listed in the event program can be awarded (e.g. tied positions are not permissible). Should the Eisteddfod or the adjudicator decide not to award a prize, such decision shall be final and binding.
43. Any person who is related to, or been taught or coached privately by an appointed adjudicator during the six months preceding the opening date of the Eisteddfod is barred from participation under that adjudicator.
44. Communication with an adjudicator is strictly prohibited. If it is established that an entrant or person associated with an entrant has made personal contact with the adjudicator before or during a session that entrant will be disqualified.
45. A substitute adjudicator may be used for a listed adjudicator. Any event may be divided for program purposes and any event time or date may be altered if necessary.
46. An adjudication report, if written, will be available free of charge to the entrant or in the case of groups, the supervisor. Reports may be posted if a stamped self-addressed envelope, with the event and entrant numbers clearly identified, is supplied to the Eisteddfod to an address matching our records.
47. Any protest on the basis of age or ‘vocals on CD’ will be determined on the spot by the Session Manager by inspecting proof of age or checking the submitted recording (Please refer to Item 48 below).
48. Any protest of a technical nature other than in Item 47 must be referred to the Eisteddfod for settlement and its decision accepted without further question. Such protests must be in writing accompanied by a deposit of $50 and lodged at the registered office of the Eisteddfod no later than 4pm on the first working day after the event affected. If the protest is upheld the deposit will be refunded (Please refer to Item 49 below).
49. A protest can only be lodged by an entrant, teacher or parent affected in solo events or in the case of groups, by the group’s conductor or representative as named on the entry form for the event or by the principal of a school or academy.
50. Legal requirements prohibit private use of cameras or recording devices at our venues and events. Laptops, iPads, tablets, pagers, alarms and personal headsets must be switched off in competition venues.
51. The Eisteddfod will not be liable for personal items lost or stolen. Valuables should not be brought into competition venues and any school bags, handbags, instruments or other items should be under the supervision of someone nominated by the entrant at all times. Unidentified lost property will be held by the Eisteddfod or venue for two months only.
52. The Eisteddfod will not be liable for any copyright infringement relating to the submission of photocopies. Entrants should be aware of the APRA/AMCOS rules of copyright.
52. Any rights that should be obtained in respect of recorded music for performance are the responsibility of the performer. The Eisteddfod holds a licence issued by APRA/AMCOS for the live performance of published music.
53. The Eisteddfod reserves the right to record, film, broadcast, telecast, videotape or photograph any entrant, item or event in the Eisteddfod without notification and any such photograph, recording or broadcast may be used at the Eisteddfod’s discretion for publicity or promotional purposes, but shall not necessarily constitute an endorsement of any participants, and no remuneration or compensation whatsoever shall be attributable to any participants so featured.
54. The Eisteddfod, at its sole discretion, may promote or publicise the profile of any entrant and their participation and publish names and suburbs in competition results, including photos via electronic and printed media at its discretion.
55. Personal details provided by an entrant on the entry form are for the Eisteddfod identification use only and are not released to third parties except at the Eisteddfod’s discretion after consultation with the entrant to known organisations when an opportunity may be beneficial to an entrant.
56. Failure to comply with any of the foregoing rules and conditions may cause withholding of prizes, disqualification, and/or a future bar. The decision of the Eisteddfod in all questions or disputes arising out of or not provided for by these rules and regulations will be final. All entries are received according to this condition and in the spirit of friendly competition upon which the Eisteddfod is based, and no dispute shall become the subject of any appeal at law.
57. TICKET SALES: Tickets are non-refundable. All patrons (including children) must hold a valid ticket for the ‘Principal Dates’. At general sessions, all children 4 years and over will be required to have a valid ticket.
58. TRAVEL ASSISTANCE: The Sydney Eisteddfod Travel Fund provides subsidies for travel by young people from marginal and regional New South Wales and interstate to give them the opportunity to perform in Sydney Eisteddfod. Details can be found HERE.
You may wish to refer to our FAQs for other useful information.
Classical Singing Category Rules & Conditions
Classical Singing Category Rules & Conditions
The following rules and conditions are specific to the CLASSICAL SINGING Category. Please also read the General Rules & Conditions of Entry.
1. Performances are for soloists unless an event indicates otherwise.
2. Registration and performance rules are strictly enforced (see the General Rules & Conditions of Entry Items 17 to 28).
3. COMPULSORY FESTIVAL e-PROGRAM: Purchase of an Festival e-Program is compulsory for all entrants. Teachers submitting entries for individual students MUST PURCHASE a Festival e-Program for each soloist, except where they share the same family address. As the online entry form only allows for one compulsory Festival e-Program on checkout, teachers who enter multiple students on the SAME online entry form are requested to email: firstname.lastname@example.org to complete their compulsory Festival e-Program purchase requirements.
4. TEACHER’S PASS: Teachers who have submitted 10 or more students in SOLO events will be eligible for ONE Festival Pass. To claim, they should email: email@example.com giving student names and event number details. Please allow 10 working days to receive this Pass in the mail. An administrative charge of $10 needs to be paid, so please be sure to make arrangements for this payment at the same time as when applying.
5. Time limits allow for the presentation of ONE OR MORE ITEMS, unless otherwise stipulated, provided they fit within the nominated time limits. Limits are strictly monitored and entrants exceeding ‘Total Performance Time’ will be eligible for ‘comments only’ - not for a placing
6. A different item is required for each event unless repeats are specifically allowed. Items performed in a Heat must be repeated in the Final unless otherwise stipulated.
7. If it is specifically indicated that an item may be repeated, it may be repeated ONLY ONCE except when progressing to a Final. An entrant found repeating an item other than where allowed will be disqualified.
8. These events are for voice with acoustic piano accompaniment unless otherwise specified. No microphones or recorded backing allowed.
9. All items must be sung in the original language as set by the composer, unless specified otherwise.
10. Published or unpublished work is allowed unless the event states otherwise. Personal transposition of music is permitted ONLY in folk song and junior vocal events.
11. A copy of the music, in performance order, labelled with Event & Entrant numbers MUST BE provided for the adjudicator, including the name of the item and the composer clearly marked. Photocopies will not be returned.
12. Subject to the venue, there may be no warm-up or dressing room facilities. Entrants are called from the auditorium except in a Final.
a) NO OFFICIAL ACCOMPANISTS provided for events ‘Any Age’ and Events 1, 3, 11, 20, 30.
An Official Accompanist will be appointed for Events 21-45 (excluding 30).
b) See ‘Directory of Accompanists’ in Entrant Corner.
c) The Official Accompanist is free at the event itself but prior rehearsal is advised. Entrants should make an appointment at least three weeks before the performance date. Accompanists’ rehearsal availability is quickly booked out. Accompanists are not obliged to play poorly presented, difficult or illegible music at sight. Our recommended rehearsal fee is $40 per half-hour.
14. JUNIOR VOCAL (16/u) - Events 39-45: No oratorio or operatic arias. Events are for voice with acoustic piano accompaniment unless otherwise specified. Non-amplified. No microphone or recorded backing allowed.
Directory of Eisteddfod Accompanists
Please click here to view the Directory of Accompanists
2017 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Final- Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship
2017 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Final- Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship
Fine Music 102.5 has joined with Sydney Eisteddfod to select Two Finalists, 30 years and under in age, from this event who will be invited to compete in the “2017 Fine Music Young Virtuoso State Final (Sunday August 27 at the Fine Music Performance Studio)” with the Winner representing the State in their “National Finals (November 26 at the Sydney Grammar School)”.
Age limit for entrants is 30 years and under as at December 31, 2017. Finalists must be Australian or New Zealand permanent residents and have resided in the state of NSW for at least twelve (12) months prior to 1 November 2017 in order to represent NSW in the YVA State and National Finals. They must also not have been entered into a competition hosted by another MBS Station in 2017.
Finalists will be required for a short interview during the changeover from one performer to another. Results announced on the day.
Repertoire for State Finals: Selected Finalists must prepare at least two contrasting items, with a total maximum duration of up to 15 minutes. Finalists need to understand that the timing will be strictly monitored. Fine Music 102.5 broadcasts primarily classical and jazz music. Finalists should keep this in mind when choosing their repertoire.
Accompanist: Finalists are expected to organise their own accompanists for both the State and National Finals.
Finalists will be provided more information upon selection and after accepting their nomination.
Event 1 Checklist
Event 1 Checklist
Please ensure that you print and use this checklist.
Levels in this Event
|Heats- Audio Recording Submission (01/05/2017)|
|Heats- Audio Recordings (Closed for Public)||14/5/17||Shore School - Smith Auditorium|
|Heats- Live Performance||14/5/17||Shore School - Smith Auditorium|
|Quarter-Finals||10/6/17||Shore School - Playfair Hall (BH Travers Centre)|
|Semi-Final||11/6/17||Shore School - Smith Auditorium|
|FINAL||16/7/17 - 2:30pm||The Concourse - Concert Hall|
Heats, Quarter-Finals & Semi-Finals
General Session tickets: Adult $18, Concession $15
General Session tickets are sold at the venue prior to the session. General Session seating is unreserved. Correct money for our Volunteer ticket sellers is appreciated. Eftpos facilities now available. Tickets are available for purchase from 45 minutes prior to the session.
Eight of the most promising young singers from Australia and New Zealand will perform accompanied by the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Steven Hillinger, in the event that has launched the careers of countless Australian opera singers since it began in 1933. This is an event that no genuine opera lover should miss.
Please note that the performance schedule for the Quarter-Finals will be sent separately via email.
Q/F ~ 3 Amanda Windred** (Oxley Vale)
Q/F ~ 4 Morgan Balfour** (Bracken Ridge, QLD)
Q/F ~ 5 Jessica Harper (Newtown)
Q/F ~ 7 Jenna Robertson** (Sydney)
Q/F ~ 13 Jessie Wilson (Denistone East)
Q/F ~ 14 Zoe Drummond (Homebush)
Q/F ~ 15 Damian Arnold (Allawah)
Q/F ~ 16 Bronwyn Douglass** (Voyager Point)
Q/F ~ 17 Danita Weatherstone (Wyee)
Q/F ~ 19 Livia Brash** (Glebe)
Q/F ~ 21 Joelene Griffith (Mount Kuring-Gai)
Q/F ~ 24 Pamela Andrews** (Rockdale)
Q/F ~ 26 Esther Yee Eun Song (Croydon Park)
Q/F ~ 29 Daniel Carison** (Melbourne, VIC)
Q/F ~ 30 Christopher Curcuruto** (Leichhardt)
Q/F ~ 31 Imogen-Faith Malfitano (Wollongong)
Q/F ~ 33 Joseph Raso** (Casula)
Q/F ~ 35 Anna Stephens** (Kenmore, QLD)
Q/F ~ 36 Joshua Oxley (Lane Cove)
Q/F ~ 38 Alexandra Ioan** (Richmond, VIC)
Q/F ~ 41 Jessica Westcott (Leichhardt)
Q/F ~ 45 Matthew Reardon (Yagoona)
Q/F ~ 47 Raphael Hudson** (Chatswood)
Q/F ~ 49 Daniel Macey (Blakehurst)
Q/F ~ 50 James Olds** (Narrabeen)
Q/F ~ 51 Anastasia Bickel** (Holland Park, QLD)
Q/F ~ 52 Joshua Salter (Glebe)
Q/F ~ 53 Heather Lupton** (Glenbrook)
Q/F ~ 54 Boyd Owen** (Melbourne, VIC)
Q/F ~ 56 Stephanie Gibson (Pyrmont)
Q/F ~ 57 Jared Lillehagen (North Curl Curl)
These results are believed to be correct at the time of posting. Any error or omission is regretted. Circumstances may require alteration to this list without notice.