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German- Australia Opera Grant Finals


2021 Grant

In thse more than unusual times, with entertainment venues and cultural organisations closing down and cancelling thier programs, you have no doubt been wondering whether the GERMAN-AUSTRALIAN OPERA GRANT is still operating.
the company s elighted to report that - despite all the upheavels and restrictions - the GERMAN-AUSTRLIAN OPERA GRANT is still alive and kicking.
an overview of what has happened so far this year and where we are tocay.
A regular event on our calendar od the Farewell Concert with the awardee from the Opera Finale of the prvious year giving a final concert before heading to Germany to join the ensemble of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wesbaden for a 12-month season. Preparations for last year's awardee Michelle Ryan, were well underway when the COVID-19 crisus struck and Melbourne, indeed all of Australia, went into the first lockdow.
To great dismay, we had to abandon our plans for the Farewell Concert, but then all efforts turned to smoothing the way for Michelle Ryan to fly to Germanyand start her ensemble year in Wiesbaden. Not an easy thing with flights cancelled and travel restrictions in place, both here and in Germany. but we are relieved to report that Michelle Ryan has headed off to Wiesbaden on August 5. 2020, slightly later than originally planned, but nevertheless in time for rehearsals for the new season's productions. Despite this, we were optimisticthat the COVID-29 drisis would have improved by August, in time to stage the two days of Semi-Finals and the Opera finale at Deaikin Edge. We were planing tpo reduce capacity in the ausitorium, bur berlieved that with limited audience numbers and adherence to social distancing the events could go ahead.
So we put out a cll for entries in april. We were vindicated by a satisfying number of applications, with talented young Australian opera singers responding from all over australia. Our adjudicating panel made their initial selection of the following 12 Semi-Finalsts/
Alison Paris, Soprano, QLD.
Carcy Carroll. Baritone, VIC
Karina Bailey, Soprano, SA.
Andrew willians, Baritone, NSW.
Georgia Melville, Soprano. NSW.
Marrhew Reardon, tenor, NSW.
Jane Magao, Soprano, VIC
Tomas Dalton, Tenor, NAW.
Sandra Liu, Soprano, NAW.
Daniel todd, Tenor, VIC,
Genevieve Dickson, Mezzo-Soprano,. NSW
Joshua Oxley, Tenor, VIC.
The singer awarded the Grant will join the ensemble of the Hesssches Staatsteater Wiesbaden for one year from May/June 2021. At this point, we assume t6hat some level of normancywill have returned to our lives, making intenational travel again possible and the awardee's start in Germany much easier.





















Opera in the Vineyard
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Opera Australia
Opeara State Theatre
Bookings: 1300 136 166


2021 Season





Chamber Made Opera




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Melbourne Opera
Bookings: Ticketmaster 9650 1500

The Ring Cycle


Melbourne Opera is thrilled to present the pinnacle of operatic excellence, indulgence and excess - Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle.
Commencing with the first of the Ring's four operas. Das Rheingold. the Company will stage the following three operas progressively over the next three years, culminating with a multi-million dollar performnce of Wagner's full Ring Cycle in 2023.Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster phone 136 100.
Mounting a production of Wagner's epic Der Ring des Nibelungen is regarded as the height of any opera company's achievemnt and Melbourne Opera is particularly proud to be mounting four new productions of the epic Ring operas, in addition to a full performance of the full Ring Cycle. with an all Australian cast and creative team.
The production will be the first major show back in Melbourne after the lockdown and will feature the beautifully renovated Regent Theatre with appropiate audience distancing.
Continuing its reputation as Victoria's busiest professional opera company Melbourne Opera has further significent plans for 2021 including new productions of Verdi's Macbeth starring Helena Dix, The Marriage of Figaro, Brecht/Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Maoganny and numerous country tours and conceret performances of the company's very popular Mozart by Moonlight series.
The Ring Cycle season: February 3, 5, 7. 2021.

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Opera Studio
Bookings: 61 3 9525 4611

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Savoy Opera
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Victorian Opera

Bookings: 1300 723 038


Celebrating 15 Years

Victorian Opera celebrates 15 years of being the State Opera company. They are proud of everything they have achieved the performances given and the 32 new worls they have xommissioned since the formation of the company on October 6, 2005.
Victorian Opera continues to reimagine the potential of opera nad musical theatre for everybody.
To continue the 15th anniversary and the comotment to developing the art form, the Company now announces a new Australian opera for 2021, Parrwng Lifts the Sky, Nand the Michael Stubbs and Malcolm Roberts Opera Prize foremerging talent.
The Victorian Opera Company has released a special book reflecting on the Company's history of commissions. Thirty-two over Fifteen, Victorian Opera's Commissioned Works 2005-2020 will be available to sownload or order pre-order a print copy go to

Parrwang Lifts the Sky

by acclaimed Yorta Yorta soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham, tells the creation story of the sunrise adapted from the oral history og thr Wathnsurong of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula., it will be the family opera for 2021.

The Michael Stubbs and Malcolm Roberts Prize

will be awarded in 2021 to emerging artists. The $50,000 Opera Prize will enable recipients to work in residence with Victorian Opera and develop their operatic careers through specialised coaching, mentoring and performance. Applications close October 30. 2020. To find out more go to,au

2021 Season

The Sleeping Beauty

Season 2021 opens with a classical fairy taleyou know and love. Victorian Opera presents The Sleeping Beauty as originally intended. Magical larger than-life puppets and charming music draw you into a wondrous dreamscape in this revival of the acclaimed 2017 production. Embrace the child within, and join a resilient community emerging out of dark times with hope it's time for rewaking.
Season: Palaeis Theatre St Kilda Ferbruary 20, 23, 25, 26. 2021.







Shoestring Opera|
Bookings: 61 3 9696 5116


Bookings : 61 2 9318 8200

. The Merry Widow

It'a an opulent part, all glitz and glamour and Parisian charm. It's an old-fashioned romance, flirty ad funny and fabulous. It's a viennese waltz and you know all the steps.
The Merry Widow is a :shimmering all-sining, all dancing Broadway style show", a frothy comedy packed with familiar waltzes ans tuneful melodies.
From the sumptuous Art Deco era costumes to the stunning, geometric sets, the show is usually stunning-someetimes you simply don't know where to look.
Julie LeaGoodwin plays the bubbly beautiful Hanna, newly wealthy, newly widowed, and suddenly the hottest catchin town. Expect sizzling chemistry with AlexanderLewis as her love interest Danilo Danilovich, as the pair reunite after their acclaimed season of West Side Story on Syndey Harbour
VenueL Joan Sutherland Theatre Sydney Opera House.
Season: January 5, -9, 12. 2021


Ernani is an outlaw, ready to fight for his honour and die for his ideals. Butour hero is caught in a love quadrangle/. Can he win the hand of the beautiful Elvira, who is already promised to her elderly uncle de Silva and coveted by the King of Spain?
this opera has intrigue, sidguise, betraya and adventure like all the best of
medieval tales. Love can triumph over almost anything, but this story has a surprising endind=g.
Season: February 2. 2021 - February 13. 2021.


She lived for love. On this desparate day, can she find the strength to kill for it?

In a beautiful church painter Caravaradossi is working. When an escaped prisoner bursts in, Cavaradossi risks his own life to help Angelotti to hide from the Fascist police/ but Cavaradossi's lover, tosca, overhears him talking and becomes jealous in spite of Cavadossi's ardent assurances f love, itis easy for the chief of police, Scorpia to fan the flames of her jealousy He wants Tosca for himself.
Scorpia arrests Cavaradossi on suspician of aiding Angeletti, and he is tortured ,Tosca is made to listern to his cries. She has a fateful choice befire her: give into the hateful Scorpia's lasviciouis demands and save her lover's life, save her honour and kill Cavaradossi. In that terrible moment, tosca majes a choice and the consequences play out in heartrending Act 111
Season: Februiary 22 - March 13. 2021.

Bluebeard's Castle

Bartók's only opera is an astonishing achievement for a young composer/ A large orchestra conjures up Bluebeard's chilling castle. Dread and anticipation hang in the air ad intense, anguished chords. Each door takes shape in the music.
Andrea Molino brings his intense conducting talent t this work. Directors Andy Morton and Priscilla Jackman will hold you breathless as Bartók

s short pstholgical thriiller plays its ambigous conclusion.
Seasonz: March 1 - 10. 2021



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Opera Australia
On Tour



Pinchgut Opera


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Opera Australia
Bookings: 02 9318 8200

The Ring Cycle

Come on an exhilerating adventure with men and maidens, gods and fragons and swarves. As greed and violence threaten to destory the heavens and earth, a glimmer of hope rises from an unexpected source.
This Wagner's Ring Cycle - the pinnacle of opera - a 25 hour epic performed over four nights.
Enjoy a week in sunny Queensland and see a spectacular new production by visionry Chimese Director Shi-Zenk Cheng.

SEASONl October 29 - November 20. 2021. .

The Operas

Das Rheingold

The Ring Cycle opens with this magnificent prelude.
The struggle for power and wealth Das Rheingold irrevocably alters the prder of the universe and determines the course of the entire saga.
Running time approximately two hours and 30 minutes with no interval.

Die Walküre

The second opera in the Ring Cycle holds special appeal for audiences with its dramatic power and remarkable music, including the famous Ride of the Valkyries.
In Das Walküre plunges headlong into the hughlyu emotional world of humanity.
Running time appoximately five hours and 45 minutes including two intervals of 75 and 40 minutes.


The Ring Cycle third part is intensely focused on the fortunes of a sngle figure. Siegfried charts the rise of the son of Siegmund and Sieglinfe into the greatest hero of the age.
Running time approximately six hours, including to intervals of 75 and 30 minutes.


The Ring Cycle reaches its devastating finale in Götterdämmerung's tale of treachery and destruiction. All seems lost after naked emotion betrays love, and villains outsmart heroes.
Running time: approximately six hours and 40 minutes including two intervals of 90 and 35 minutes.

Season: November 10 - December 5. 2020. Venue: Lyric Theatre Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets on sale Monday - Friday 9am-5pm on 02 9318 8200 Tickets go on dale on July 2, 2019




Verdi's monumental music makes this historic epic the world's most populsr opera.

David Livermore's radiant production is a thrilling thatrical experience. Fromn the gamous Triumphal Marchto the itimate ending every scene is specatukar.
Opulent costumes and props reflect the splenmdour of Egypt at the height of its powers.
In this special Brisbane event, Francesco Lanzillotta conducts an exciting cast. Magnificent soprano Natalie Aroyan performa as the enslaved princess Aida. Elena Gabouri performs as her rival Amneris and Diego Torre as the man they both love, Radames.
Baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat delighed audiences at the BBCCardiff Singer of the World competition in 215. He sings the commanding role of King Amonasro, the ensl;aved Ethiopean King.
A huge chorus plus 20 dancers and actgors add to the ,assed grandeue on stage.
Season:Novembr 17 - December 4. 2020. Commencing 7.30pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre. Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Running time approximately two hours and 50 minutes.




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Adelaide Festival Theatre

State Opera of South Australia



Dunstan Playhouse

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