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Welcome

The Opera Foundation for young Australians is a non-profit arts organisation that has supported the professional development and pursuit of excellence for young Australians in the field of opera for the past 52 years.

It was founded by Lady Mary Fairfax AC OBE in 1963 who saw an opportunity to help and inspire young Australian opera artists by providing ‘make or break’ learning opportunities in the best opera houses and centres around the world.

A reason for being which is as relevant today as what it was at inception.

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Opera Singer

2016 Awards and Scholarship Winners

We are proud to announce these talented young Australian artists as winners of the following 2016 awards:

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Pianist

2016 Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship Finalists

Our 2016 finalists will be announced closer to our concert date on October 16, 2016.

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Vienna Opera House

2015 Vienna State Opera Award

Award winner, soprano, Kathryn Radcliffe, will contract with the Vienna State Opera.

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Conductor

2015 Berlin New Music Opera Award

Our 2015 winner, Constantine Costi, is currently in Berlin undertaking his award.

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