APPLY FOR AN OPERA AWARDS FOUNDATION BURSARY
Applications are now open for 2016 Opera Awards Foundation bursaries.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Applications are invited from aspiring artists from all walks of life who need further training or other assistance in the development of their careers in opera.
This includes, but is not limited to, singers, conductors and répétiteurs, and those operating in associated professions, including directors and set-, costume- and lighting-designers.
There are no restrictions on age or nationality.
HOW DO I APPLY?
All completed applications should be accompanied by a CV (1 A4 page) and supporting letters from two referees.
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WHEN DO APPLICATIONS CLOSE?
Applications for 2016 bursaries close on Friday 26th August, 2016. All completed applications must reach the Foundation by this date in order to be considered by the trustees.
If you have any further questions regarding the application process, please contact Sarah Noble (0207 104 2057 / email@example.com
Image: Gyula Rab, 2015 Bursary recipient
INTERNATIONAL OPERA AWARDS 2016 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
On Sunday 15 May 2016 at The Savoy Theatre, London, the winners of the International Opera Awards were announced in a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny.
Opera stars and supporters gathered for an evening celebrating excellence in opera, as well as raising funds for the Opera Awards Foundation – a trust which aims to help those at the start of their opera careers.
Live performances on the night came from Readers’ Award winner Ermonela Jaho, Male Singer winner Gregory Kunde and winner of the CD Operatic Recital award Ann Hallenberg, all accompanied by Roger Vignoles on a piano kindly provided by Markson Pianos. Also performing was past winner Anna Bonitatibus singing Garcia’s "Già il perfido discese … Al mio pregar t’arrendi" from Semiramis. Kate Howden (mezzo soprano) and William Morgan (tenor), both 2016 National Opera Studio Young Artists, performed ‘Un soave non so che’ from Rossini’s La Cenerentola, accompanied by Ben-San Lau.
The International Opera Awards, in association with Opera Magazine is sponsored by The Nexus Group.
VIEW A FULL LIST OF WINNERS HERE
Victoria Rees: The 2016 Opera Awards Collection
The International Opera Awards is delighted to announce its latest artistic collaboration, a collection of bespoke operatic scarves and stoles
designed by artist Victoria Rees.
In line with the operatic theme, these stunning garments have been modelled by two rising young stars, soprano Soraya Mafi and baritone Peter Brathwaite and photographed by Minjas Zugik, renowned for his images of opera singers.
Photography by Minjas Zugik
Shop the collection here
Petroc Trelawny to host the International Opera Awards at the Savoy Theatre
Tickets are now on
sale for the 2016 International Opera Awards which will take place on Sunday 15
May at the Savoy Theatre, London. Starting at 6.30pm this year’s ceremony will
be hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny. The evening will
celebrate excellence in opera while also raising funds for the Opera Awards
Foundation, which aims to support those starting their careers in the field of
The ceremony will
feature several performances by nominated and winning artists and two previous
Opera Award winners, Stuart Skelton and Anna Bonitatibus, as well as the
presentation of all twenty awards. The International Opera Awards is sponsored by
Nexus, in association with Opera and piano is kindly provided by Markson
Click here or call us on 0207 104 2057 to book.
Expanded Award Categories
Nominations in our two categories for young artists (Newcomer of the Year and Young Singer of the Year) skyrocketed this year so we're expanding both categories. Awards will now be made in four categories: Young Male Singer, Young Female Singer, Young Director
and Young Conductor
, all of which will be announced at the ceremony in May.