2009 – Michael Vaiasinni

Tenor Michael Vaiasinni has been studying opera and classical music since 2006, and an enthusiastic performer since the age of 7, achieving his AMusA Diploma of Music in Classical Voice.

He has been a part of the NSW Department of Education and Training’s Talent Development Project and Performed as a Featured Artist in the Schools Spectacular. He has performed principal roles in Alexander Production’s, Carmen, Les Miserable and  Dead Man Walking. He was selected into Pacific Opera’s Young Artist Program and performed the role of Alessio in ‘La Sonnambula’.

In 2010  he was the recipient of the Italian Opera Foundation Scholarship and also received a 6 month scholarship to study Italian at the Institute Of Culture.  He was invited to sing at the world  famous Verdi Festival and at the opening of the Pavarotti museum in Modena, Italy. He also performed the role of ‘il Messaggero’in the Fossano production of ‘Aida’. In 2011 he studied in Torino, Italy with renowned Soprano Norma Fantini, and former Music Director of ‘Teatro Regio’di Torino, Maestro Andrea Genovese. He also studied repertoire with conductor, Paolo Fiamingo, at the ‘Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi’ in Torino.

In 2012 he travelled to  New York  for 15 months to study with world renowned tenor, Rockwell Blake. He also returned to Italy with Blake to participate in Master classes held at ‘Santa Cecilia di Roma’.  Since returning to Australia last December he has  continued studies with his former teacher, renowned tenor, Glenn Winslade, and plans to return to Italy.