Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Quarter Finalists Announced
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Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Quarter Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the thirty one aspiring singers who qualified for the quarter finals of the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship held in May. They will perform for adjudicators this weekend, on June 10 in the hope of getting a step closer to securing their part of the of $58,500 scholarship on offer to take the next…

The inspirational power of Fischer-Dieskau
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The inspirational power of Fischer-Dieskau

Rising opera singer and lyric baritone Raphael Hudson explains why Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s legacy is so central to the art of singing and expresses a very personal view of the inspirational power of this iconic role-model. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau changed the face of Lieder and Art Song. Before him, there were excellent singers who performed Lieder very well, often…

Sydney Independent Opera’s double bill – Holst and Puccini
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Sydney Independent Opera’s double bill – Holst and Puccini

Sydney Independent Opera present an unusual double bill this weekend with its productions of Gustav Holst’s The Wandering Scholar  and Puccini’s The Cloak (Il Tabarro). The Wandering Scholar was Holst’s last and most successful opera (he wrote four)*. It is a work in miniature, written in one act for a small orchestra and just four singers (tenor,…