The Opera Queensland Young Artist Program was reignited in 2020 thanks to a bequest from two extraordinary patrons, Lois Schultz and June Wheeler.
Our recent alumni Rebecca Cassidy, Xenia Puskarz Thomas, Sofia Troncoso and Timothy Newton are now enjoying wonderful opportunities with companies around Australia and internationally.
This year we welcome to the Program Amber Evans (soprano) Eleanor Greenwood (soprano), Sebastian Maclaine (tenor), and John Rotar (composer).
Opera Queensland’s Head of Music, Narelle French, one of Australia’s most respected pianists, vocal coaches and musicians oversees the Program and believes the future of opera in Queensland looks very bright.
“Seeing our Young Artists flourish through the opportunities for development and performance Opera Queensland’s Young Artist Program offers is incredibly rewarding.”
We look forward to working with more singers and artists, through increased engagement with international and local audiences, collaborations with fellow artists and key roles in Opera Queensland’s productions.
Opera Queensland’s 2022 Annual Appeal supports initiatives like our Young Artist Program.