Entries for the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship are closing on March 13!
Last year 61 operatic singers entered this event for the chance to win a life changing scholarship with a prize pool of $57,000 for the winners.
This year Sydney Eisteddfod is thrilled to welcome the talented Peter Coleman-Wright AO and Anson Austin OAM as adjudicators for the Scholarship. The finalists will have the privilege of performing at the Concourse Concert Hall stage and the winners have the opportunity to attend rehearsals at Opera Australia in Melbourne or Sydney and observe an opera throughout the stages of its production.
The 2016 Opera Scholarship winner Nicholas Tolputt also won a Marianne Mathy scholarship at the IFAC Australian Singing Competition last year and runner-up Boyd Owen performed in Melbourne Opera’s Anna Bolena and in Messa Di Gloria in Shanghai recently.
Sydney Eisteddfod has a total prize pool of more than $400,000 and hosts an average of 350 yearly events in the categories of Classical Singing, Contemporary Singing, Choirs, Piano, Instrumental Solos, Instrumental Groups, Speech & Drama and Dance. Participants have the chance to perform in excellent venues, build confidence, form bonds with peers in a fun and friendly competitive environment and receive feedback from the leading industry professionals selected to be event judges in 2017.
The 2017 Opera Scholarship Final is on July 16 at the Concourse Concert Hall.
Entries are open now and close on March 13. A full list of events and conditions are available at sydneyeisteddfod.com.au. While late entries will be accepted (space permitting), additional fees apply.