Damian Arnold, 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Quarter-Finalist
Damian is the proud recipient of the 2017 Eleanor Blakemore Opera Society Scholarship as part of of the Melba Opera Trust. A ﬁnalist in the Australian Singing Competition, Damian also won the 2016 Wollongong Eisteddfod Aria and Cowra Eisteddfod Aria competitions. In 2015 he debuted with Opera Australia Schools Company in their adaptation of Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Other roles include Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart in Mozart and Salieri and the Tenor Lover in Il Tabarro. His concert experience includes Handel’s Messiah, Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass, Haydn’s Paukenmesse and Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Damian most recently performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and attended the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School.
In 2017 Damian is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Meitar Opera Studio in Israel, including performing scenes from Pelléas et Mélisande.