• 2016 Semi finalists Sarah Ampil and Morgan Balfour

    SARAH
    AMPIL, 25

    2016 SEMI-FINALIST
    SOPRANO, NSW 


    MORGAN
    BALFOUR, 23

    2016 SEMI-FINALIST
    SOPRANO, NSW 

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  • 2016 Marianne Mathy Scholarship Semi-Finalists - Anastasia Bickel, Eliza Boom

    ANASTASIA
    BICKEL, 25

    2016 SEMI-FINALIST
    MEZZO SOPRANO, NSW 


    ELIZA
    BOOM, 22

    2016 SEMI-FINALIST
    SOPRANO, NSW 

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  • 2016 Marianne Mathy Scholarship Semi-Finalists - Fleuranne Brockway, Jarvis Dams

    FLEURANNE
    BROCKWAY, 24

    2016 SEMI-FINALIST
    MEZZO SOPRANO, WA 


    JARVIS
    DAMS, 25

    2016 SEMI-FINALIST
    BARITONE, NZ 

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  • 2016 Marianne Mathy Scholarship Semi-Finalists - Zoe Drummond, Frederick Jones

    ZOE
    DRUMMOND, 23

    2016 SEMI-FINALIST
    SOPRANO, NSW 


    FREDERICK
    JONES, 24

    2016 SEMI-FINALIST
    TENOR, NZ 

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  • 2016 Marianne Mathy Scholarship Semi-Finalists - Nicholas Tolputt, Sarah Wang

    NICHOLAS
    TOLPUTT, 25

    2016 SEMI-FINALIST
    COUNTER TENOR, NSW 


    SARAH
    WANG, 24

    2016 SEMI-FINALIST
    SOPRANO NSW

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  • Lyndon Terracini - National Adjudicator

    LYNDON
    TERRACINI AM

    2016 NATIONAL ADJUDICATOR

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  • Barbara Frittoli

    BARBARA
    FRITTOLI

    2016 MASTERCLASS

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  • 2016 - Benjamin Northey

    BENJAMIN 
    NORTHEY

    CONDUCTOR
    2016 FINALS CONCERT

2016 Entries
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DR HARUHISA HANDA

DR HARUHISA HANDA

Chairman, International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC)

In 2014 we formally welcomed Dr Haruhisa Handa as Patron of the IFAC Australian Singing Competition, gratefully acknowledging his ongoing sponsorship and support both personally and as Chairman of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC).

Dr Handa is of course well-known to Australian lovers of opera through his generous support of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (HOSH) .

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2016 ADJUDICATORS

National Adjudicator
Lyndon Terracini AM

Heats

Auckland (NZ) Sunday 3 April 
Stuart Maunder AM, Robert Wiremu

Sydney (NSW) Monday 11 April, Wednesday 13 April & Friday 15 April
Anke Höppner, Ian McCahon

London (UK) Thursday 14 April
David Harper, Kate Paterson, Linnhe Robertson

Melbourne (VIC) Sunday 17 April
Antoinette Halloran, Richard Mills AM 

Perth (WA) Saturday 23 April
Alexandre Da Costa-Graveline, Burhan Güner, Patricia Price

Brisbane (QLD) Sunday 15 May
Andrew Collis, Gregory Massingham

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2015 IFAC Australian Singing Competition

2016 COMPETITION

Art Form. Tradition. Future...
... beautiful music and glamour...

As a year begins we once again continue the tradition of excellence that defines the IFAC Australian Singing Competition.

For over three decades the IFAC ASC has helped discover and deliver financial and career opportunities to some of our region's finest talent in opera and classical singing.

Many young entrants have gone on to develop successful careers both in Australia and internationally.

Join us to glimpse the future of the art form and prepare to experience some of the finest young operatic talents in the world.

 

2016 GALA FINALS CONCERT
Thursday 18 August
Concert Hall
The Concourse Chatswood

2016 MASTERCLASS
Monday 4 July

 

2016 SEMI-FINALS CONCERT
Sunday 3 July
Independent Theatre
North Sydney

 

We're also pleased to announce our return to The Concourse in Chatswood for our Gala Finals Concert with the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra (AOBO).

Once again, opera lovers will hear 5 talented young Finalists as they compete for an array of prizes and career opportunities, including the prestigious Marianne Mathy Scholarship.

This year's Semi-Finals Concert will be held at the Independent Theatre, North Sydney – where 10 Semi-Finalists, selected from heats held in the UK, NZ and across Australia will compete.

 

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2016: Lyndon Terracini AM

2016: Lyndon Terracini AM 

Lyndon Terracini AM is our 2016 National Adjudicator. In a series of videos, Lyndon talks about his role as Artistic Director of Opera Australia, his participation in this year's Competition and its importance in providing career opportunities to young singers.

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