Five outstanding singers will perform in a Gala Concert as they compete for Australasia’s most coveted award for opera and classical singing, the Marianne Mathy Scholarship (‘The Mathy’). They are baritone Tristan Entwistle, 24, from New South Wales, sopranos Zoe Drummond, 25 and Cleo Lee-McGowan, 23, both from Victoria and New Zealand sopranos Katherine McIndoe, 24 and Pasquale Orchard, 21. THe will perform with the Opera Australia Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Milton AM.
Congratulations to also to Xenia Puskarz Thomas who won the Tinkler Encouragement Award for a singer of significant potential. Sponsored by the Tinkler Trust; Pasquale Orchard, winner of the Radzyminski Family Prize, French tuition at an Alliance Francaise. Sponsored by Lucienne Radzyminski; and Sophie Sparrow who won the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Award, for Italian language study. Sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Sydney.
The Semi-Finals Concert was held at the Eugene Goossens Hall in Ultimo on Saturday 11 August before an enthusiastic audience. Each singer performed a lied and an aria accompanied by our collaborative artist, David Harper, who has been with us for the past 12 years.
Book for the Gala Finals concert using the special promo code FF18, you will receive 30% off the ticket price.