Sydney baritone and conductor, Leon Vitogiannis, has been announced as one of nine recipients of a scholarship for Pacific Opera’s 2023 Young Artist program.
Vitogiannis will be supported by the $5,000 Philip Bacon Scholarship to help him learn roles and prepare for professional engagements.
“It is an absolute privilege to have been offered a place as a young artist in Pacific Opera’s 2023 Young Artist Program,” Vitogiannis told The Greek Herald.
“Pacific Opera is a fabulous avenue of performance for young artists, as we will have the opportunity to appear in lead roles in two operas, solos in two oratorios and various other performances.”
During the program, Vitogiannis said he will be working under the guidance of co-Artistic Directors, Peter Coleman-Wright AO and Cheryl Barker AO, and Musical Director, Bradley Gilchrist.
“Their work in providing opportunities to developing young artists has undoubtably enhanced the opera scene of Australia and I am honoured to be a part of that,” Vitogiannis said.