Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono Wins 2023 Marianne Mathy Scholarship

On Thursday 31 August at the Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood, five classical and opera singers competed for a suite of generous prizes & opportunities in the 2023 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition in the presence of His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, the Honourable Tony Abbott AC, and other esteemed dignitaries. The Winner was Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono, a 25-year-old tenor from New Zealand.

MOST & Opera Australia present a special Workshop

The 2023 ASC Semi-Finalists attended an exclusive Workshop presented by MOST and Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House. Presentations were given by Opera Australia's Specialist Language Coach, Nicole Dorigo, Director, Shaun Rennie, Senior Artist Manager, Joanne Goodman, and Stage Manager, Garry Alcorn. Finally, global superstar and 2003 Mathy Winner, Jessica Pratt, sat with the Semi-Finalists for an insightful and open Q&A.


The 2023 Opera Awards Winner is Eleanor Greenwood

Soprano Eleanor Greenwood received the YMF Australia Award of $30,000 (sponsored by the Youth Music Foundation of Australia), and The Armstrong-Martin Scholarship of $4,500 (sponsored by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust)


2022 Young Performer of the Year is Eliza Shephard

Flautist Eliza Shephard was named the Young Performer of the Year following her impressive performance of Matthew Hindson’s eccentric concerto House Music, accompanied by percussionist Alexander Meagher and pianist Peter de Jager.

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'The Legacy of Madame Marianne Mathy' Trailer

'The Legacy of Madame Marianne Mathy' documentary tells the story of an amazing coloratura soprano opera singer and distinguished teacher of opera and classical singing. Having escaped Germany and migrated to Australia at the outbreak of WWII, Mathy's teaching propelled a whole generation of Australian singers to stardom. 'The Legacy of Madame Marianne Mathy' was launched at the Jewish International Film Festival.

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