Counter tenor Nicholas Tolputt has won the 2016 IFAC Australian Singing Competition which includes the prestigious Marianne Mathy Scholarhip. Its a second triumph for the 25 year old Tasmanian who graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BMus in Voice and who now lives in Sydney. Just last month he won the 2016 City of Sydney Eisteddfod Operatic Aria Award.
Nicholas is also a scholar with the Melba Opera Trust and a 2016 Young Artist with Pacific Opera. He recently performed at the 2016 Brisbane Baroque Festival.
For the finals competition, Nicholas performed Stille amare from Handel’s Tolomeo and I know a bank… A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten. The Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Northey accompanied the finalists.
Click here to read Deborah Humble’s interview with Nicholas Tolputt after he won the 2016 City of Sydney Eisteddfod Operatic Aria Award.