This is your chance to hear our finest young operatic talent as they compete for the coveted Marianne Mathy Scholarship. Who will rise to the occasion? Who will transport you with their voice? Who will be a Finalist? Be in the audience to find out. Each singer will perform one lied and one classical item accompanied by world-renowned pianist and vocal coach, David Harper. The programme will take you from baroque to Britten with a special guest artist to entertain the audience after interval. Don't miss it!
The IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition is recognised as one of the longest-running events of its kind, offering a range of scholarships, prizes, career and network opportunities, which also make the competition one of the richest in terms of financial and career opportunities available to opera and classical singers in Australasia. Though many prizes and career opportunities now make up the Competition, the Marianne Mathy Scholarship remains the premier award in the Competition. The recipient of ‘The Mathy’ receives the Marianne Mathy Scholarship plus a selected suite of valuable cash prizes and opportunities. Thousands of young singers from Australia and New Zealand have participated in the Competition and have had the benefit of being interviewed and heard by eminent professionals from the Australian and international singing and music fraternity. Many Competition participants have gone on to pursue successful careers in Australia and overseas.