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…

Amina Edris wins Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria Award.
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Amina Edris wins Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria Award.

  Soprano Amina Edris from Christchurch, New Zealand has won the 2013 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria Award. Singing Steal Me Sweet Thief from The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti and Caro Nome from Verdi’s Rigoletto, Edris beat her compatriot from Auckland, baritone James Ioelu into second place. He sang Non piu andrai from…