• Lyndon Terracini - National Adjudicator

    LYNDON
    TERRACINI AM

    2016 NATIONAL ADJUDICATOR

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  • 2015 IFAC Australian Singing Competition Winner - Maximilian Riebl

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    MAXIMILIAN RIEBL

    2015 WINNER

    MARIANNE MATHY
    SCHOLARSHIP 

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  • IFAC Australian Singing Competition - Isabella Moore


    ISABELLA MOORE

    2014 WINNER

    MARIANNE MATHY
    SCHOLARSHIP 

    IFAC AUSTRALIAN
    SINGING COMPETITION

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  • 2013 Winner Jade Moffat


    JADE MOFFAT

    2013 WINNER

    MARIANNE MATHY
    SCHOLARSHIP 

    IFAC AUSTRALIAN
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  • 2012 Winner Anna Dowsley


    ANNA DOWSLEY

    2012 WINNER

    MARIANNE MATHY
    SCHOLARSHIP 

    IFAC AUSTRALIAN
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  • 2012 Winner Emma Moore


    EMMA MOORE

    2011 WINNER

    MARIANNE MATHY
    SCHOLARSHIP 

    IFAC AUSTRALIAN
    SINGING COMPETITION

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  • 2012 Winner Rachel Bate


    RACHEL BATE

    2010 WINNER

    MARIANNE MATHY
    SCHOLARSHIP 

    IFAC AUSTRALIAN
    SINGING COMPETITION

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2016 Entries
Now Open

Key dates for this year's Competition are earlier than usual – don't miss out!

Entries Open — Monday 8 February 2016.
Entries Close – Friday 11 March 2016
(Late Entries close Tuesday 15 March 2016) 


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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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Lyndon Terracini

2016 NATIONAL ADJUDICATOR

Lyndon Terracini AM

The Artistic Director of Opera Australia Lyndon Terracini has also enjoyed a highly successful international opera career as well as a successful career as an actor, director and writer.

He introduced to Australian audiences the popular Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (HOSH) performances.

In 2014, Lyndon’s service to the performing arts was recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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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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2015: Maximilian Riebl 

Maximilian Riebl, counter tenor, performing “Fammi combattere” from “ORLANDO” by Handel at the Finals Concert of the IFAC Australian Singing Competition, held on Saturday 3 October at the Concert Hall, The Concourse, Chatswood.

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