2023 ASC Finals Concert tickets now on sale

For a fraction of the cost of a ticket to the opera you can enjoy an evening of the finest classical singing accompanied by the Opera Australia Orchestra under the baton of the very charismatic Vladimir Fanshil. The IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition Finals Concert gives you a unique chance to hear the new generation of opera stars perform some of the most loved and memorable work in the classical singing canon.

ASC Finals Concert Tickets

2023 ASC Semi-Finals Concert tickets now on sale

Discover the future of opera in this exciting afternoon concert as ten brilliant young singers compete for prestige, career opportunities, cash prizes and the chance to be named as a Finalist in the 2023 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition (ASC). Now in its 4th decade, the ASC continues to honour, support, and present the most promising young opera and classical singers in Australasia

ASC Semi-Finals Concert Tickets

Entries for the 2023 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition are now closed. Good luck to all who entered!

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.

Recorded live in concert by ABC Classic at The Concourse, Chatswood (Sydney), on 1 October 2022. Engineers Joshua Craig and Andrew Edgson. Producer André Shrimski.

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Jeremy Boulton Wins 2022 Marianne Mathy Scholarship

On Saturday 1 October at the Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood, five classical and opera singers battled it out for a suite of generous prizes & opportunities in the 40th-birthday presentation of IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition in the presence of His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley. The Winner was Jeremy Boulton, a 23-year-old baritone from New South Wales.


Congrats to the 2022 ASC Finalists!

Following the performances at the ASC Semi-Finals Concert, National Adjudicator Graham Pushee, supported by his fellow Semi-Finals Adjudicators (Cheryl Barker AO, Brian Castles-Onion AM, Michael Halliwell, and Nöemi Terracini-Nadelmann) named the 2022 ASC Finalists: mezzo Kristin Astouroghlian (VIC), bass Jake Bigwood (WA), baritone Jeremy Boulton (NSW), soprano Billie Tumarkin (VIC), and soprano Younji Yi (NSW).

The 2022 ASC MasterClass

This exciting event featured the five finalists in the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition working with this year’s National Adjudicator, Graham Pushee, and specialist language coach, Nicole Dorigo.

The 2022 ASC Semi-Finals

Thank you to everyone who joined us on 28 August at The Independent Theatre for the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition Semi-Finals Concert! The concert was very well-attended and the audience were delighted by the repertoire.

'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' had its premiere at the 2022 Jewish International Film Festival.

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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.

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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