At a private adjudication session an adjudication panel will determine the winner. Each entrant will be required to perform at the discretion of the panel one or all of the four (4) items submitted. Entrants will also be interviewed about their proposal for study/singing activity.
2014 Rules and Conditions
To be eligible for the Opera Awards, a singer must:
There is no age limit.
Participants must submit the following with their application:
- A complete and clearly written proposal and evaluation, with detailed budget, of the study/singing activity for which funding is required (noting that the majority of the funds must be used overseas)
- Submit a list of four (4) arias which must be sung in the original language (include at least two different languages)
- A current biography and high-resolution headshot
Entry Process and Competition Dates and Venues
Judging will be conducted privately in Melbourne on Thursday 27 November 2014 at Horti Hall, 31 Victoria Street, Melbourne.
Singers must engage their own accompanist.
The adjudication panel will comprise Richard Divall AO OBE (Chair), Dr Di Bresciani OAM, Conal Coad and Rachelle Durkin.
Each singer will be required to perform some or all of the 4 arias submitted. The adjudicators will also interview each singer about their proposal and may request some additional technical/vocal demonstrations. The panel reserves the right not to make the Award.
A legible bound copy of the music is to be provided to the adjudication panel on the day.
Winner of the Opera Awards
The winner is required to give 2 recitals in Melbourne for our principal sponsor YMF Australia at a mutually acceptable time.
The winner will also be invited to perform at the IFAC Australian Singing Competition’s Finals Concert on 3 October 2015 in Sydney with the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra (and if accepted, will also be required to attend the Piano Rehearsal, Sitzprobe, and General Rehearsal).
A condition of the YMFA Award is that it is to be used predominantly for overseas study and that the funds will be distributed in a series of payments over two years.
Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd (MOST) reserves its right to request an audio recording if that is deemed necessary subsequent to closing date.
One of Australia's most outstanding young sopranos, Nicole was selected by an eminent judging panel comprising Brian Castles-Onion, Amelia Farrugia, Michael Lewis and Dr Di Bresciani. Find out more on our YouTube channel by clicking on the link below.