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La Bohème ‘sparkles’ for De Bortoli

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At the beginning of April, our friends at De Bortoli Wines launched a new addition to their La Boheme range, a cuvée blanc NV. Melba Opera Trust was pleased to feature the new release at our Sydney 'Meet the Scholars'

A Sydney ‘debut’ for the Mentor Program

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Our second Mentor Block this year was held for the first time in Sydney, much to the delight of our Sydney-based scholars: "It was really great to stay at my own house during a Mentor Block - I didn't have

Making Mentoring Possible: the Reilly & Logie-Smith Mentor Endowment

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If we continue the adage, it can be said that our village chief for over a decade has been Rob Logie-Smith AM, recently retired Chair.  As Melba Opera Trust prepared to farewell Rob late last year, fellow Director Peter Reilly

Lauren Fagan performs at the International Opera Awards

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Alumna soprano, Lauren Fagan, took centre stage at the recent International Opera Awards performing Mimi's aria from Act 1 of La boheme in recognition of legendary Italian soprano and director, Renata Scotto's Lifetime Achievement Award, which was awarded on the

Update: on a stage near you!

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Melba Opera Trust scholars and alumni continue to make waves internationally. From local opera houses here in Australia to roles in touring productions across Europe, if you're planning a trip, chances are you'll catch one of our own on a

Welcome Home, Morgan!

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Alumna Morgan Balfour has spent the past nine months in San Francisco studying at the Conservatory of Music. Morgan will join Daniel Carison and Matthew Reardon in Nights at the Opera on the 18th of July at Melbourne Recital Centre.

Congratulations, Damian & Daniel!

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Congratulations are extended to current scholars Damian Arnold and Daniel Carison who have been announced as semi-finalists in the 2017 IFAC Handa Singing Competition. Damian and Daniel have been selected in a line-up of 11 talented young artists who will vie for the

Congratulations to Chair, Robert Logie-Smith AM

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Congratulations to Chair, Robert Logie-Smith AM Heartfelt congratulations to Melba Opera Trust Chair, Robert Logie-Smith AM who has been made a Member of the Order of Australia for "significant service to the arts, particularly opera, through administration and financial

Alumni to make their BBC Proms debuts!

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Siobhan Stagg & Lauren Fagan to make their Proms debut 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, sopranos Siobhan Stagg &

Lauren Fagan to debut with Welsh National Opera

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ALUMNA LAUREN FAGAN WILL MAKE HER DEBUT WITH THE WELSH NATIONAL OPERA, IT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED. 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