The Dame Joan Sutherland Award National Vocal Competition

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  • Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

Presented by Noosa Federation of the Arts

Discovering opera stars of the future

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2008, The Dame Joan Sutherland Award National Vocal Competition has launched several stellar careers including Mirusia Lowerse who is currently touring as lead soprano with Andre Rieu.

The glorious voice of tenor Virgilio Marino won him last year's award of $15,000. He is appearing this year in lead roles in a number of operas with Opera Queensland and Opera Australia.

The Finals, to be held in two parts - the concert, followed by the awards, will be recorded by 4MBS.

The Award, open to opera singers - females aged 20-32 years and males aged 22-35 years - will be judged this year by Margreta Elkins, Marilyn Richardson, James Christiansen and Brad Jarrett. And there's opportunity for you to vote for your favourite in the People's Choice Award.

For more information contact: Susan Beaver 5473 0958.

Wednesday 9 5.00pm $30/$25 NFA members Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre, Noosaville
Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme

Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940

Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations.  The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events.  The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa.   Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.  

The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer.  Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.

Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul.   A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.


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