MELBA OPERA TRUST

Melba Opera Trust is Australia’s premier scholarship program for promising young opera singers. Driven by Dame Nellie Melba’s conviction “a beautiful voice is not enough”, the program nurtures artistic development alongside business training, mentoring and performance experience. We are the next step for singers preparing to become professionals on the world stage.

OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Our unique national scholarship program is divided into three complimentary parts – Artistic Development, our Mentor Program and our Melba Artists Performance Program. By offering these three levels of support, we encourage a rounded development program with a focus on excellence and a view to developing polished young professionals who will stand out in a competitive industry.

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Our scholarship application period is from 1st September – 30th September annually. We seek the most exceptional talent from a national pool of candidates, so planning ahead to prepare your application is encouraged. Learn about our:

  • Application Requirements
  • Audition Process
  • Eligibility Criteria
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NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

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Melbas at Memorial Hall, Healesville

May 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Melbas at Memorial Hall, HealesvilleSunday 3 July 2016Some of the most beautiful arias from the opera repertoire’s most beloved composers. This concert features scholars Shakira Tsindos […]

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Alumni to make their BBC Proms debuts!

April 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Two of Melba’s own are to make their debut in one of the most beloved of classical traditions. As part of the 2016 BBC Proms line-up, […]

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Lauren Fagan to debut with Welsh National Opera

April 8th, 2016|0 Comments

The Welsh National Opera has announced it’s 2016/17, and with that the news that alumna Lauren Fagan will make her principal role debut.
Lauren will perform the […]

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Samuel Sakker announced as Royal Opera House Company Principal

April 8th, 2016|0 Comments

2011 & 2012 Melba Opera Trust scholar, Samuel Sakker, is seeing continuing success in the UK, nearing the end of his time in the Jette […]

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