Leon Vitogiannis to compete in semi-final of IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition


Following Heats around Australia, Music & Opera Singers Trust has announced the Semi-Finalists for the 2024 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition.

National Adjudicator and acclaimed soprano, Natalie Aroyan, with assistance from local Adjudicators, selected ten impressive young singers who will compete in the Semi Finals Concert on Sunday, 18 August at The Independent Theatre in North Sydney.

Among the ten finalists is Leon Vitogiannis from New South Wales. Leon is establishing himself as one of the Australia’s most exciting young baritones.

Other finalists include Lisette Bolton, soprano (VIC); Ruth Burke, mezzo soprano (WA); Georgia Cooper, soprano (NSW); Aidan Hodder, baritone (QLD); Jake Lyle, baritone (QLD); Ariana Ricci, soprano (NSW); Molly Ryan, soprano (NSW); Eden Shifroni, soprano (NSW); and Bonnie Staude, soprano (WA).

Attendees of the Semi Finals Concert can look forward to an evening filled with powerful performances and enchanting arias, with each Semi-Finalist bringing their unique voice and interpretation to the stage. This event not only highlights the exceptional talent within Australia but also underscores the importance of supporting the arts and young artists.

The competition, renowned for its role in nurturing and propelling the careers of Australia’s future opera stars, offers a unique platform for these Semi-Finalists to showcase their talents to a discerning audience and an expert judging panel. The Semi Finals Concert is a critical milestone on their journey, with the ultimate goal of advancing to the Finals. The Finals Concert will be held on Thursday, 19 September at the Concourse in Chatswood.

Semi Finals Concert Details:

  • VENUE: The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller St, North Sydney
  • DATE: Sunday 18 August at 4.30pm
  • COST: Various
  • BOOKINGS here.
  • INFORMATION: www.aussing.org




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