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The Opera Foundation for young Australians 2017 Awards & Scholarship


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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

2017 Awards and Scholarship

To apply, please download the brochure here


2016 Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship Winner

We are delighted to announce our 2016 Winner is Zoe Drummond, soprano from NSW.

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Vienna Opera House

2016 Vienna State Opera Award

Our 2016 Award winner Anna -Louise Cole with contract with the Vienna State Opera.

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2016 Berlin New Music Opera Award

Our 2016 winner Aleisa Jelbart, Designer from New South Wales.

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