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2017 Winner

2017 Opera Awards Recipient - Adrian Tamburini

Adrian Tamburini

Bass baritone

In 2016, Adrian Tamburini sang Pietro (Simon Boccanegra), The Cook (The Love for Three Oranges) and The Maestro (The Eighth Wonder) for Opera Australia and joined the Penrith Symphony Orchestra in Verdi’s Requiem.  In 2017, he will sing the title role in the touring production of The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Australia and appears with the national company in Tosca, Carmen, La traviata and La bohème.

A chorister with the Victorian Boys Choir from the age of 5, Adrian Tamburini has always had a passion for music and singing.

At the age of 10, he was awarded a scholarship to sing with the St Patrick`s Cathedral Choir, Melbourne - where he stayed until 1992 as the assistant choir captain under the direction of John Mallinson.

Adrian’s many prizes and scholarship wins have included Robert Salzer Vocal Scholarship, the Lygon Street Festa Aria Competition, the inaugural Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition (in 2007), the Lythgo Trust Operatic Aria Award and the Melbourne Welsh Male Voice Choir Singer of the Year Competition. He has been the recipient of the Acclaim Awards Scholarship and was twice a finalist in the German Australian Opera Grant.

He has enjoyed a varied career as an operatic soloist (Opera Australia, Melbourne Opera, West Australian Opera), has appeared on television (Woolworths Carols in the Domain) and has been a musical director and producer. His work, both on and off the stage, has been nominated for awards (Green Room Award nomination) and received critical acclaim.

Recent engagements for Opera Australia have included Alcindoro and Benoit in Gale Edwards’ production of La bohème, Leporello in Don Giovanni– touring throughout  Australia, Zuniga in Carmen, Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro, Sciarrone in Tosca and The Speaker in The Magic Flute; he sang Colline for West Australian Opera and also joined an all-star cast in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 for the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra.

Adrian-Tamburini Biography

Past Recipients

2014 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Jonathan Abernethy

2012 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Nicole Car

2011 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Zara Barrett

2010 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Lorina Gore

2009 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Emma Pearson

2008 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Shane Lowrencev

2007 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

James Homann

2006 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Amy Wilkinson

2005 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Tamsyn Stock-Stafford

2004 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

José Carbó

2002 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Hyeseoung Kwon

2001 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Nicole Youl

2000 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Han Lim

1999 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Adrian McEniery

1998 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Jamie Allen

1997 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Donna-Maree Dunlop

1996 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Amelia Farrugia

1995 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Ingrid Silvéus

1994 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Fiona Campbell

1993 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Douglas McNicol

1992 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Elisa Wilson

1990 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Akiko Nakajima

1989 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Lucas de Jong

1988 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Stephen Ibbotson

1987 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Helen Adams

1986 RECIPIENT
Opera Awards

Francesco Fabris

Past Recipients

2014
Jonathan Abernethy

tenor

2012
Nicole Car

soprano

2011
Zara Barrett

soprano

2010
Lorina Gore

soprano

2009
Emma Pearson

soprano

2008
Shane Lowrencev

bass

2007
James Homann

baritone

2006
Amy Wilkinson

soprano

2005
Tamsyn Stock-Stafford

soprano

2004
José Carbó

2003
Not Awarded

2002
Hyeseoung Kwon

soprano

2001
Nicole Youl

soprano

2000
Han Lim

baritone

1999
Adrian McEniery

tenor

1998
Jamie Allen

tenor

1997
Donna-Maree Dunlop

soprano

1996
Amelia Farrugia

soprano

1995
Ingrid Silvéus

soprano

1994
Fiona Campbell

soprano

1993
Douglas McNicol

baritone

1992
Elisa Watson

soprano

1991
Not Awarded

1990
Akiko Nakajima

soprano

1989
Lucas de Jong

baritone

1988
Stephen Ibbotson

tenor

1987
Helen Adams

soprano

1986
Francesco Fabris

baritone

 

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2017 winner
Adrian Tamburini 

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