In later October the Opera Lovers competition for the best aria performance was held at WAAPA. Those who attended were impressed by the standard of performance of the fifteen competitors from third and fourth year at WAAPA.
The committee has considered awarding a prize for some time and this year, with WAAPA, we were pleased to be able to do it. The adjudicating panel included Emma Matthews (WAAPA), Helen Brown (Opera Lovers WA) and Paul O’Neill (independent industry representative). Thank you so very much Emma, Helen and Paul. You are such good supporters of Opera Lovers.
The winner was Bella Marslen who sang “ Adieu notre petite table” and the second prize winner was Kyle Garces who sang “Madamina, il catologo è questo” from Don Giovanni.
And thank you members for your support of our events and generous donations. As a result of your support we were able to award prizes of $1500 and $500.