La Traviata on Sydney Harbour, Handa Opera 2012 Carmen on Sydney Harbour, Handa Opera 2013 Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour, Handa Opera 2014

Future Events

New Zealand Singing School Logo Students at the New Zealand Singing School

NEW ZEALAND SINGING SCHOOL
5th – 15th January 2017

The New Zealand Singing School Trust is pleased to advise that enrolments for the 2017 IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School open on 31st May 2016. The School will take place from 5th to 15th January, at the Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier.

Apply online from 31 May at www.singingschool.org.nz for enrolments for:

  • Student Audition
  • Observer
  • Trainee Tutor/Trainee Accompanist

For more information please see the New Zealand Singing School Newsletter

Australian Singing Competition

IFAC AUSTRALIAN SINGING COMPETITION

Now into its third decade the IFAC Australian Singing Competition is Australasia's richest competition for opera and classical singing.

Consisting of a number of components and processes including heats, semi-finals and finals, and featuring the Marianne Mathy Scholarship ('The Mathy'), the competition discovers, rewards and provides career opportunities for Australasian opera and classical singers under the age of 26.

For more information visit the IFAC Australian Singing Competition website.

Past Events

Aida Opera with Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House lit up at night

HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR
MARCH 27 - APRIL 26 2015

IFAC Australia is proud to support the biggest opera ever staged by Opera Australia. This production of Verdi's Aida "masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe".

More than 700 people have worked together to create a spectacular dramatic work in the grand setting of Sydney Harbour.

For more information visit the Opera Australia website.

HANDA OPERA ON THE BEACH
THE MAGIC FLUTE (2014)

A uniquely Australian production of one of the world's favourite operas, Mozart's The Magic Flute was directed by Michael Gow and starred some of Opera Australia's finest singers, including Natalie Aroyan and Conal Coad, alongside a chorus drawn from community choirs and Gold Coast's own surf life-saving clubs.

Together, they battled the monster, put a spell on the guards and rescued the princess!

Photo: Darcy Grant for Opera Australia