Opera Australia's Regional Student Scholarship

Opera Australia's Regional Student Scholarship will be offered hand in hand with The Marriage of Figaro, being performed at the Albury Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 23 August 2016.

10 lucky Senior Secondary students in our region will have a rare opportunity to take an individual audition with Opera Australia. When The Marriage of Figaro Children's Chorus Master is in town running rehearsals prior to the show, they will also have time set aside to hold auditions for up to 10 Senior Secondary aged singers. The four most promising students heard by the Chorus Master across the country will receive the following Scholarship prize:

  • Music, acting and movement workshops with industry leaders
  • Vocal coaching with Opera Australia’s experienced coaches and repetiteurs
  • Tickets to see an Opera Australia performance at the Sydney Opera House
  • An exclusive behind the scenes tour of The Opera Centre Sydney (where all the magic happens!) and the iconic Sydney Opera House
  • The chance to perform an aria for Opera Australia’s Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini, at the end of their week’s scholarship
    Support from the Opera Australia team whilst they are in Sydney

Additionally, they will receive:

  • 2 x return flights from their nearest regional centre to Sydney (for recipient and guardian)
  • 5 nights of accommodation in a serviced apartment in Sydney for two
  • A meal allowance for each night in line with industry standard

Living in regional Australia will no longer be a barrier for students to access and enjoy Opera, one of our most expressive art forms.

Further information

Vanessa Dwyer, T:02 60435617 
E vdwyer@alburycity.nsw.gov.au

Applications process

To apply, please read and complete the following documents;