Our young singers have chosen one of the world's most challenging careers.
In 2016, the Semi-Finalists have the opportunity to experience a highly-personalised workshop with Anke Höppner.
Anke Höppner was born in Germany and moved to Australia in the 1990’s. She is a lecturer in Vocal Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney University.
In recent seasons, Anke Höppner performed Minnie in La fanciulla del West for West Australian Opera and Opera Australia, Leonore in Fidelio for Opera Queensland and Opera Australia, the title role in Tosca for West Australian Opera and The Witch in Hansel and Gretel for State Opera of South Australia; she also repeated her portrayal as Procne in Sydney. In 2012, Anke sang the title role in Turandot for Opera Australia (in Sydney and Melbourne) and was soloist with the Sydney Symphony; 2013 will see appearances as Gerhilde and 3rd Norn in Opera Australia’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Winner of the Marianne Mathy Scholarship in 2010, Rachel was also in our first MasterClass held that same year. In this video Rachel shares her experience working with Lisa Gasteen and David Harper.