'The Legacy of Madame Marianne Mathy' Trailer

'The Legacy of Madame Marianne Mathy' documentary tells the story of an amazing coloratura soprano opera singer and distinguished teacher of opera and classical singing. Having escaped Germany and migrated to Australia at the outbreak of WWII, Mathy's teaching propelled a whole generation of Australian singers to stardom. 'The Legacy of Madame Marianne Mathy' will premiere at the Jewish International Film Festival.
Sydney: Ritz Cinema Randwick - Monday, 14 March 2022, at 6:30pm. https://www.ritzcinemas.com.au
Melbourne: Classic Cinemas Elsternwick - Tuesday, 22 March 2022, at 6:30pm. https://www.classiccinemas.com.au

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Cancellation of the 2021 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition

Lockdown has spread through the country once again. So it is with very heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Australian Singing Competition.
The MOST team worked hard to develop alternative arrangements for entrants to perform under difficult conditions.
We want to thank the Adjudicators and teachers who contributed their expertise and advice throughout the process. And we especially want to thank the entrants for their cooperation, understanding and support!
We at MOST are deeply saddened by this decision but, on a positive note, hope to see all entrants for next year’s Competition.
In 2022, the age limit will be raised by another year so any singer aged under 28 as of 23 June 2022 will be able to participate.
For more news and key dates of the 2022 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition, click here.

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Check out the incredible winners of our 2020 Competition ASC@Home

Meet them here


Announcing the 2019 Mathy Winner, Manase Latu!

Congrats to the 2019 Finalists!

All our Finalists walk away winners, with $200,000 worth of prizes distributed to all of them.

All the performances from the Finals Concert are now on our YouTube page!

Visit the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition YouTube page to relive the performances. Our videos have been viewed over 1.2 million times, it is a great catalogue of significant repertoire and celebrated performers.

ASC YouTube page

In case you missed the Finals Concert...

The ASC Finals Concert broadcast is currently up on the ABC Classic website!
The ABC Classic 'The Opera Show' presenter is Mairi Nicolson.
The script researcher/writer is Jan Black.

Recorded live in concert at Chatswood Concourse, Sydney on 19 September 2019 by ABC Classic. Producers Brooke Green and André Shrimski. Engineers Jason Blackwell, Jolen Camilleri and Andrew Edgson.

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The IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition is one of the richest in terms of financial and career opportunities available to recipients.

"I wholeheartedly support the Australian Singing Competition, a wonderful launching pad for young classical singers." -Richard Bonynge AC AO CBE