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

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Anthony Battaini
Constance Banks
Prof Dino Bressan & Dr Jacqueline Walters Bressan
Joseph Busietta
Dr David & Eveline Charles
Brian Chatterton
Mary David
Brian Dempster
Dr George & Kathy Deutsch
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Prof Dr Sabine Hammond
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Manfred & Ingrid Handel
Peter & Ingrid Hanenberger
Dr Vlad and Radmila Hardi
Jörg & Kerstin Hildebrand
Wolfgang Jacobs
Horst & Maria Kolo
Moni Kutt
Geoff & Cindy Mann
Elizabeth Montgomery
Hugh Morgan AC
Rosemary Oakes
Andrew & Jenny Pike
Herbert & Rita Schwärzler
Reinhold Thomas
Dr W & W Uhlenbruch
Evelyn Voshege
Steffen Welsch
HV & JA Westwood

Opera Grant

The Gateway to an International Career
for Australian Opera Singers

Call For Entries

MTO invites applications for the 17th German-Australian Opera Grant
sponsored by the German-Australian Community and Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

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

on Fri, 3rd August 2018

On the same day four Finalist will then be chosen to compete at the

Opera Finale
on Sat, 4th August 2018

Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

The German-Australian Opera Grant

This Grant includes a one-year employment (junior) contract with the HESSISCHES STAATSTHEATER WIESBADEN (August 2019 - July 2020), one month of German language tuition at the Goethe-Institut (July - August 2019) and one month of work experience at the Opera House (June 2019) 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.

The Grant will be given to an outstanding emerging Australian opera singer 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.

The value of this Grant is approximately $75,000 which includes a return airfare to Germany.

The recipient must have previous operatic stage experience. It is necessary that the Grant winner has a sound knowledge of German, or if not, is prepared to complete an intensive German language coursewell before departure.

The Grant incurs the obligation to perform at two events without remuneration: an operatic reception for Sponsors of the Grant before leaving for Germany and upon return an operatic receptionor "Master Class" to provide feedback on the overseas experience.

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)


Applications close 25th May 2018.

Please study the Rules and Regulations. You will find a printer friendly PDF version of the Rules and Regulations and Application Form through the buttons on the left.

Entries and repertoire sent by fax or e-mail only will not be accepted. However we would appreciate your short expression of interest via e-mail before receiving your full application. This will enable an efficient processing of all applications. Please email to:

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