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…

Pacific Opera Presents Hansel and Gretel
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Pacific Opera Presents Hansel and Gretel

This October long weekend, young singers from Pacific Opera’s boutique opera training studio will be tackling Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.  Directed by the renowned Sydney-based Kate Gaul, the production will be conducted by Luke Spicer with the musicians of the Sydney University Symphony Orchestra making their opera debut. Kate Gaul says “The story of…