APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 OPERA SCHOLARS AUSTRALIA SEASON ARE NOW OPEN.
Opera Scholars Australia is a dynamic performance based program for singers that is designed to bridge the 'gap' between students and professionals. The program typically engages singers on the verge of their professional careers in the 18 to 26 age bracket. OSA hosts a number of concerts throughout their season engaging professional guest artists to perform and mentor our scholars. These artists include; Yvonne Kenny AM, John Bolton Wood AM, Greta Bradman, Dimity Shepherd and many others.
Our next season commences in March 2020 and concludes with the annual event Opera in the Alps in March 2021. There is also the option to start early (in February 2020) and perform in Opera in the Market (17 February 2020) and Opera in the Alps (14 March 2020).
Highlights of the season include: weekly Tuesday night rehearsals coinciding with the university semester calendar, weekend workshop in May, 7 day live-in Opera Winter School in Beechworth including vocal, acting and choreography coaching, performances, all food and accommodation, concerts including Voices in the Twilight, OSA Aria, Opera in the Market and Opera in the Alps and more, provision of professional headshots and photo portfolio and the opportunity to compete for Opera Scholar of the Year with a $5000 prize and performance opportunities,
PLEASE NOTE: This is a Melbourne based program, successful scholars must reside in Melbourne for the duration of the program.
Each OSA position is valued at $6,000.
All successful applicants will receive either a partial or full scholarship. Partial scholarship recipients will be required to submit a financial contribution of $1000.
Full scholarships are generally awarded to returning participants.
Limited bursary applicants are available on request, based on financial hardship.
Date: Tuesday 26 November, 2019
Time: from 6:30pm
Location: Brenan Hall, St Vincent's Hospital, cnr Nicholson St and Victoria Pde, Fitzroy
Application Fee: $30
Requirements: Provide two contrasting pieces, an accompanist will be provided.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday 22 November 2019