Entries in the 2023 Opera Awards are now open!

The Awards are open to Australian professional opera singers who have performed at least two principal roles with a recognised opera company, historically within the past two years. In 2023, we are extending the eligibility to “2 principal roles since January 2018” to account for the cancellation of professional performances due to Covid.

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Congratulations to 2019 Opera Awards Winner - Anna Dowsley

The 2019 Opera Awards Winner is NSW, Mezzo Soprano, Anna Dowsley. As part of her prize Anna receives the Youth Music Foundation (YMF) award of $30,000 and the Armstrong-Martin Scholarship of $4500. She was also awarded the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme scholarship.

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The Opera Awards (Australia) is open to professional Australian opera singers wishing to further their studies or careers overseas.

The Awards feature some of the most respected awards and opportunities available to opera singers, including the YMF Australia Award and the Armstrong-Martin Scholarship.