2020 GAOG
Opera Finale

10 August 2019

The MTO German-Australian Opera Grant sponsored by
the German-Australian Community and Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden

10 August 2019
at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Michelle Ryan (soprano)
2020 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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Platinum Benefactors


Gold Benefactors


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