Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award and Elizabeth Connell Prize Finals
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Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award and Elizabeth Connell Prize Finals

Eleven singers from six countries will compete in the finals of the prestigious Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award and Elizabeth Connell Prize Finals, which have attracted singers from Australia, U.S.A. New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy and Latvia. They will compete for over $110,000 in prizes in the two competitions which will be hosted by Silvio…

Bel Canto And Elizabeth Connell Award Winners
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Bel Canto And Elizabeth Connell Award Winners

The Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award for 2014 has been won by 27-year-old Marlena Devoe, a Samoan soprano from New Zealand singing Depuis le jour from Louise by Charpentier and Ah!non credea mirarti….Ah non giunge from Bellini’s La Sonnambula. Devoe has won $30,000 along with a place in the 2015 Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto in Tuscany, Italy…

Bel Canto Award And Elizabeth Connell Prize Finals
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Bel Canto Award And Elizabeth Connell Prize Finals

The fourth annual Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award will this year be presented in conjunction with the inaugural Elizabeth Connell Prize for Dramatic Sopranos. The Bel Canto Award has become one of Australia’s premier classical singing competitions attracting some of the best young singers aged between 20 and 30 years in Australia…