Manase Latu Wins IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition
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Manase Latu Wins IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition

Congratulations to tenor Manase Latu (23), who won the 2019 Marianne Mathy Scholarship (‘The Mathy’) in the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Prize, as well as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Prize with his performance of Tradito, Schernito from Mozart’s Così fan tutte. As part of The Mathy, Manase Latu also received Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan…

IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition Finalists 2019
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IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition Finalists 2019

Five outstanding young singers will compete in in the 2019 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition. Sopranos Bianca Bacchiella, 20, from Queensland and Josi Ann Ellem, 23, from New South Wales, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Hart 22, also from New South Wales and New Zealanders Manase Latu 23, tenor and Samson Setu 25, bass baritone, will compete for…

IFAC 2019 Semi-Finals Feature Simon Tedeschi As Guest Artist
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IFAC 2019 Semi-Finals Feature Simon Tedeschi As Guest Artist

The semi-finalists in the 2019 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition will gather to vie for a place in the finals, with pianist Simon Tedeschi joining the line-up as guest artist, performing a surprise repertoire that he will introduce from the stage. The 11 semi-finalists are sopranos Bianca Bacchiella (QLD), Josi Ann Ellem (NSW), Clare Hood (NZ) and Chloe…