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Jennifer Brukner
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Thomas Büchter
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Denys & Ingeborg McCullough
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Dr Douglas & Monica Mitchell
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H.-P. Wabenhorst

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Joseph Busietta
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Brian Dempster
Dr George & Kathy Deutsch
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(in memory of Daniel Méra)
Peter & Ingrid Hanenberger
Jörg & Kerstin Hildebrand
Detlef & Barbara Hinrichsen
Monika Hendrix & Michael Stenford
Wolfgang Jacobs
H Kelvy & G Buzatu
Horst & Maria Kolo
Moni Kutt
Geoff & Cindy Mann
Elizabeth Montgomery
Hugh Morgan AC
Rosemary Oakes
Andrew & Jenny Pike
Phillip Schudmak
Herbert & Rita Schwärzler
Reinhold Thomas
Dr W & W Uhlenbruch
Evelyn Voshege
Steffen Welsch
HV & JA Westwood

2017
German-Australian
Opera Grant

The Gateway to an International Career
for Australian Opera Singers




Opera Finale

Sat, 13th August 2016
2.00pm
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/193222

SEMI FINAL AUDITIONS

Fri, 12th August 2016
10.30am - 4.00pm

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/209549


The German-Australian Opera Grant

The winner will be granted a twelve months employment contract (mid/late August 2017 until July/August 2018) with the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden in Germany plus one month German tuition at the Goethe Institut in Berlin (July 2017) and one month work experience (June 2017) for an insight into procedures prior to the official start at the opera house.

An adequate amount of money will ensure that living costs are covered. The grant will be given to an outstanding emerging Australian opera singer in the early stage of his/her professional life with operatic stage experience capable of meeting the high quality standards of this major German opera house.

The value of this grant (including costs occurring in Australia) is approximately $70,000 including a return airfare to Wiesbaden and a $4500 cash prize.


In addition to the German-Australian Opera Grant the Finalists have the opportunity to be considered for:

MTO Grant - Developing Artist

$3500 plus performance opportunity in Australia

Audience Award

$2500

Encouragement Grant(s)

$1500


The Semi-Finalists
of the 2017 German-Australian Opera Grant




Thomas Strong
Tenor
NSW


Alexandra Lidgerwood
Soprano
VIC


Eugene Raggio
Bass-Baritone
NSW


Anastasia Bickel
Mezzo-Soprano
QLD


Joshua Salter
Baritone
NSW


Emma Moore
Soprano
VIC


Joel Scott
Tenor
NSW


Jessica Boyd
Soprano
VIC


Tomas Dalton
Tenor
VIC


Regina Daniel
Soprano
NSW


Sam Roberts-Smith
Baritone
WA


Elizabeth Lewis
Soprano
NSW
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