IFAC Australian Singing Competition Semi-Finals
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IFAC Australian Singing Competition Semi-Finals

The Australian Singing Competition Semi-Finals sees ten emerging singers vie for a coveted spot in the finals. Selected from a series of heats held in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, the semi-finalists will be judged by Linnhe Robertson (National Adjudicator), Maestro Johannes Fritzsch, Lisa Gasteen AO and Michael Halliwell. The semi- finalists are: Damian Arnold, 23, Tenor, NSW Anastasia Bickel,…

IFAC 2015 Semi-Finalists Announced
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IFAC 2015 Semi-Finalists Announced

The semi-finalists in the 2015 IFAC Singing Competition have been announced following heats in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. National adjudicator Linnhe Robertson, assisted by local adjudicators, has selected the ten young singers who will progress to the semi finals, which will be held as a concert open to the public.. They are: Damian…

Bel Canto And Elizabeth Connell Award Winners
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Bel Canto And Elizabeth Connell Award Winners

The Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award for 2014 has been won by 27-year-old Marlena Devoe, a Samoan soprano from New Zealand singing Depuis le jour from Louise by Charpentier and Ah!non credea mirarti….Ah non giunge from Bellini’s La Sonnambula. Devoe has won $30,000 along with a place in the 2015 Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto in Tuscany, Italy…