The Opera Foundation for young Australians Awards


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The Opera Foundation for young Australians is a non-profit arts organisation that has supported the professional development and pursuit of excellence for young Australians in the field of opera for almost 60 years.

It was founded by Lady Mary Fairfax AC OBE in 1963 who saw an opportunity to help and inspire young Australian opera artists by providing ‘make or break’ learning opportunities in the best opera houses and centres around the world.

A reason for being which is as relevant today as what it was at inception.

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Sarah Prestwidge – Soprano

Sarah will join the Chorus at opera Holland Park for the 2nd Season of 2022 (with the potential to be considered for a principal role for the following Summer Season)

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Katherine Allen – Soprano

This Award is valued at approximately $15,000 and is supported by the Sundell Family.

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Daniel Nicholson – Baritone

Daniel will join the Deutsche Oper Berlin in their 2022/2023 Season as Stipendiat and receives an opportunity for German Language Lessons at the Goethe-Institut.

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David Fleischer – Set & Costume Designer

David will work on design and observe on productions with Deutsche Oper Berlin in their 2022/2023 Season.

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