SUMMER OPERA ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIPS

As part of its commitment to providing career pathways for Australian operatic talent, State Opera has established an annual Summer Opera Academy. Running full time over two weeks in February 2021, the Academy provides a dedicated opportunity for high-level emerging artists from across the country to experience intensive professional development with some of Australia’s finest coaches and music educators. The highly selective Summer Opera Academy is an opera development program providing practical professional instruction to emerging artists with a view to creating sustainable, extraordinary operatic careers.

We would be honoured if you would consider supporting the place of a participant at the Summer Opera Academy through the donation of a scholarship. With your tax-deductible gift of $1,500 you can elect to fund and name a scholarship that will be allocated to an aspiring talented singer to support their attendance. With your help, we can remove the barriers to participation and therefore ensure that this much-needed opportunity is available to all successful auditionees.

Each scholarship is instrumental in building the confidence, experience and capability within our next generation of opera singers, progressing each young person’s career and the future of excellence in opera in Australia.

Your gift of a scholarship can be made online by selecting the Summer Opera Academy drop down option or contact Ms Sylvie Huigen, Development Executive on (08) 7077 2816 or [email protected] to make your gift or for further information.

2019 Academy Scholarships

Leigh Emmett Scholarship
The Leigh Emmett Scholarship was provided to Nick Geddes by Leigh Emmett as a travel stipend.
Joan Lyons Scholarship
The Joan Lyons Scholarship was provided to Georgie Raft by Joan Lyons.
Kathleen Steele Scott Scholarship
The Kathleen Steele Scott Scholarship was provided to Sean Tanner by an anonymous donor.
The Rotary Club of Adelaide Parks Scholarship
The Rotary Club of Adelaide Parks Scholarship was provided to Alexandra Fowler by The Rotary Club of Adelaide Parks.
Ivy Melba Henshall Scholarship
The Ivy Melba Henshall Scholarship was provided to Ruby Washington by Ivy Melba Henshall.
Pat Smith Memorial Scholarship
The Rita & Ruth Scholarship was provided to Marie Campbell by Nat & Ian Schmaal.
The Friends of State Opera Scholarship
The Friends of State Opera Scholarship was provided to Jolanta Kudra by The Friends of State Opera.
John Holmes & Kym Smith Scholarship
The John Holmes & Kym Smith Scholarship was provided to Gianna Guttilla by Dr John Holmes.
Pat Smith Memorial Scholarship
The Pat Smith Memorial Scholarship was provided to Emilie Woolfall in Memorium of Pat Smith by Anne Shadgett.
The Friends of State Opera Scholarship
The Friends of State Opera Scholarship was provided to Victoria Ballestrin by The Friends of State Opera.
John Holmes & Kym Smith Scholarship
The John Holmes & Kym Smith Scholarship was provided to Rachel Wong by Dr John Holmes.
Your Turn Scholarship
The Your Turn Scholarship was provided to Macintyre Howie Reeves by Linnett and David Turner.
The James & Diana Ramsay Foundation Scholarship
The James & Diana Ramsay Foundation Scholarship was provided to Harmony Lee by The James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.