Our People

The Opera Foundation for young Australians was created by Lady Fairfax AC OBE in 1963 with the vision of providing international opportunities for young Australian opera singers to gain experience and return to the Australian stage to enhance the art form.

Board of Directors

The Hon Bronwyn Bishop AO – Chairman
Cheryl Barker AO
Amelia Farrugia
George Harris
Dr Jim Harrowell AM
Barry Ryan OAM

Our Music Advisory Council

Malcolm Batty – Chair
Peter Coleman-Wright AO
Bradley Daley
Roxane Hislop
Anke Höppner

Chief Executive Officer

Alison Cole

Founder Lady Fairfax (right) and her daughter Anna Cleary (previous chair)

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Call us on +61 (0)2 4957 4640 or contact us via email
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