In late August, ten outstanding opera and classical singers sang their hearts out to be selected as one of five finalists who will compete in Australasia’s premier showcase for young singers – the IFAC Australian Singing Competition.
For the first time ever, the finalists will take to the stage at The Concourse, Chatswood on Saturday 3 October to compete for The Mathy – the most prestigious award given to a young opera singer. They will be accompanied by the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra conducted by Maestro Johannes Fritzsch.
Competing will be 24 year old Victorian bass baritone Jeremy Kleeman, 23 year old counter tenor Maximilian Riebl and the only female contestant, 24 year old soprano Rebecca Gulinello. Joining them from NSW will be 23 year old tenor Damian Arnold and 24 year old baritone Benson Wilson from New Zealand.
This year the Finals Concert will be judged by Linnhe Robertson, as National Adjudicator who will be joined by Conal Coad, Michael Halliwell, Emma Matthews and Simon Lord. The IFAC Australian Singing Competition for opera and classical singers is Australasia’s premier competition and the richest of its kind. Nearly 100 singers from Australia and New Zealand auditioned.
IFAC Australian Singing Competition
Concert Hall – The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Bookings: Saturday 3 October 2015 – 7.00pm
Bookings: 02 8075 8111 or online at: www.ticketek.com.au
For more information, visit: www.aussing.org for details.
Image: Benson Wilson, Jeremy Kleeman, Maximilian Riebl, Rebecca Gulinello, Damian Arnold (supplied)