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Principal Sponsor


Platinum Benefactors


Gold Benefactors

Anonymous (3)
David Beatty
Graham Blashki
Richard Büchter
Knut & Toni Feddersen
Markus Henkell
Hartmut & Ruth Hofmann
Dr Alastair Jackson
Paul Koenig
Denys & Ingeborg McCullough
Linde Mohr
Marie Morton FRSA
Lady Primrose Potter AC CMRI
Peter Spring
H.-P. Wabenhorst
Felix Wenzel

Call For Entries
for the 2020 German-Australian Opera Grant

for the Wiesbaden Theatre season August 2020 - July 2021
(commencing in June 2020 with a preparation period)

More Than Opera in cooperation with the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
invites applications for the eighteenth German-Australian Opera Grant

Up to twelve candidates (6 male & 6 female singers)
with opera stage experience will be selected for the

Semi-Finals on 9th August 2019

On the same day four Finalists will be chosen to compete at the

Opera Finale on 10th August 2019
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Public Information Session and Master Classes
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Applications close 24th May 2019.

Please study the detailed Rules and Regulations.

Opera Finale on 4 August 2018
at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Fleuranne Brockway (mezzo-soprano)
2019 GAOG recipient

Finalists, Adjudicators and MTO officials at the Opera Finale

The German-Australian Opera Grant

The aim of the German-Australian Opera Grant is to promote emerging Australian opera singers in the early stage of their professional life with operatic stage experience capable of meeting the high quality standards of this major German Opera House.

This Grant includes a one-year employment (junior) contract with the HESSISCHES STAATSTHEATER WIESBADEN (August 2020 - July 2021), one month of German language tuition at the Goethe-Institut (July - August 2020) and one month of work experience at the Opera House (June 2020) for an insight into procedures prior to the official start. An adequate amount of money will ensure that living costs are covered. The Grant recipient also receives a cheque for $4500, which will help in the preparation stage for the time overseas.

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


Encouragement Grant(s)


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Principal Sponsor

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More Than Opera Ltd is looking for additional support. Whilst the current grantee is already covered through generous donations we are now attempting to attract donations and sponsoring to finance the upcoming grant and further years.

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