*ATTENTION* The 2020 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition has been cancelled

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to escalate in Australia and around the world, the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s competition.
We take the health and safety of singers and adjudicators in our competition very seriously and believe this cancellation is in the best interests of all ASC musicians, staff and audiences.
To those who have already entered our competition, we thank you for your interest. We’re so appreciative of the time and effort you’ve put into preparing your applications. Your entry fee will be refunded to you. In addition, next year’s entry age will be raised by one year so as not to disadvantage any entrants on the brink of the competition age limit. We strongly encourage you to enter next year.
With tears in our eyes, our heart goes out to all the musicians and organisations affected by this crisis. We urge you to consider supporting them in any way possible in this difficult time.
The MOST team wishes you the best. We hope you and your families are safe and well and look forward to welcoming singers to our 2021 competition.
Our staff are more than happy to answer any questions you may have but as some will be working off site, please contact us on info@mostlyopera.org.

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

Sponsor a Prize at the 2020 Australian Singing Competition!

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