The ninth MTO German-Australian Opera Grant sponsored by
the German-Australian Community and Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
Adjudicators and Finalists of the 2011 German-Australian Opera Grant (from left):
Hans Henkell, Ian Lowe, David Kram, Richard Hobson, Milica Ilic, Anthony Mackey,
Hayley Sugars, Samuel Sakker, German Consul General Dr Anne-Marie Schleich,
Linda Thompson, Dr Markus Kiesel, Peter Mander, Anthony Battaini
The winner will be granted a twelve months employment contract (mid August 2011 until July 2012) with the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden in Germany plus one month German tuition at the Goethe Institut in Berlin (July / August 2011) and one month work experience (June 2011) for an insight into procedures prior to the official start at the opera house as well as a the ALLCOLLINS $4000 cash prize.
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 $64,000 including a return airfare to Wiesbaden and a $4000 cash prize.
The second prize winner will receive $3000.
The third prize winner will receive $2000.
The fourth prize winner will receive $1000.
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.
Donations to "More Than Opera Ltd - Gift Fund" are tax deductible.
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