Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s 2020 Season
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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s 2020 Season

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s 2020 season features a variety guest collaborations with whom they will perform gems from the classical and romantic eras with an acknowledgement to contemporary Australian repertoire. Directed by violinist Rachael Beesley, the year’s curtain raiser The Impresario in March, includes the Overture to Mozart’s opera of the same name,…

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…

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…