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    CONGRATULATIONS
    2016 FINALISTS

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  • 2016-IFAC-ASC-Finalists-Morgan Balfour

    MORGAN
    BALFOUR, 23

    2016 FINALIST
    SOPRANO, NSW 

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    ELIZA
    BOOM, 22

    2016 FINALIST
    SOPRANO, NZ 

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    JARVIS
    DAMS, 25

    2016 FINALIST
    BARITONE, NZ 

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    NICHOLAS
    TOLPUTT, 25

    2016 FINALIST
    COUNTER TENOR, NSW 

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    SARAH
    WANG, 24

    2016 FINALIST
    SOPRANO, NSW

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  • Lyndon Terracini - National Adjudicator

    LYNDON
    TERRACINI AM

    2016 NATIONAL ADJUDICATOR

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  • 2016 - Benjamin Northey

    BENJAMIN 
    NORTHEY

    CONDUCTOR
    2016 FINALS CONCERT

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FINALS CONCERT – Book Tickets

 

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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...

We are delighted to announce our 5 Finalists.

Morgan Balfour Soprano, NSW
Eliza Boom Soprano, NZ
Jarvis Dams Baritone, NZ
Nicholas Tolputt Counter Tenor, NSW
Sarah Wang Soprano, NSW

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
7pm
Thursday 18 August
Concert Hall
The Concourse Chatswood

Compere Damien Beaumont

Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra 
Conductor Benjamin Northey

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2016 MASTERCLASS
1pm - 4pm
Monday 4 July
Independent Theatre
North Sydney
Entry Free. 

2016 SEMI-FINALS CONCERT
4:30pm
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) under the baton of Maestro Benjamin Northey.

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.

 

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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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