Sydney Opera House is pleased to invite emerging opera artists to apply for The Phillip and Myrtle Foster Opera Award in 2012.
The Foster Opera Award offers six emerging opera singers the opportunity to connect with and learn from world class artists performing at Sydney Opera House in 2012, as well as providing professional mentoring and networking opportunities.
More specifically, the award will allow the singers to participate in one of two specially arranged masterclasses at Sydney Opera House, each with an internationally acclaimed singer who will be performing in the Utzon Music Series (first masterclass will be with American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in April, second opportunity to be confirmed). Following each of the masterclasses will be a networking opportunity with industry professionals.
To apply for the award you must:
- be aged 18 - 30 years
- have a tertiary music qualification, or be enrolled in a tertiary course, at the time of application
- be aspiring to be a professional artist
Male and female singers from both metropolitan and regional areas of NSW are encouraged to apply. Award winners from regional NSW will be offered travel and accommodation in Sydney for both of the masterclasses.
To apply for the award, please complete the electronic application form below. Completed applications due by Friday 20 April; successful applicants will be notified on Monday 23 April 2012. You will need to be available on Sunday 29 April at 3.30pm for the first masterclass with Susan Graham. An accompanist will be provided. Successful interstate applicants will have travel and accommodation costs covered by Sydney Opera House.