NOOSA LONG WEEKEND FESTIVAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH NOOSA FEDERATION OF THE ARTS PRESENT DAME JOAN SUTHERLAND AWARD 2016
Will we find the next Dame Joan Sutherland?
This Award was initiated by the Noosa Federation of the Arts to showcase the cream of young opera singers. Six finalists, chosen nationwide, will contest the Dame Joan Sutherland Award on July 22nd as part of the Noosa Long Weekend. They have already survived the auditions held in Brisbane in June, now they will take part in the Finals. The Award is open to singers from 20 to 34 years of age in all categories from soprano to bass, and one lucky person will take home first prize of $15,000.
Chairman of the Noosa Federation of the Arts, Juanita Overson, said “the prize money helps to further their careers, whether it be coaching, manuscripts, linguistics or assistance with other competitions. So many of our winners have made it on the national and international operatic stages, helped by our Award”.
A week after Mirusia Louwerse won she was contracted to Andre Rieu. People’s Choice, Kang Wang, is currently contracted to the New York Met.
And our last winner, mezzo Jade Moffat is busy making a name for herself on the London stage.
Dame Joan Sutherland Award 2016
Friday 22 July - 5pm
PRICES: $38 Adults, $33 NFA Members (includes booking fee)
Good Shepherd Lutheran College,
115 Eumundi Road, Noosaville
DURATION: Approximately 2.5 hours with intermission
ADDITIONAL: General Seating
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Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Noosaville
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