Joseph Rizk

Joseph Rizk OAM is the CEO & Managing Director of Arab Bank Australia for the past 8 years. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, Joseph held the position of Chief Banking Officer for over five years, overseeing the retail, commercial and trade banking operations as well as its branch network, and being responsible for … More Joseph Rizk

Interview with 2011 Scholarship Winner, Natalie Aroyan

It wasn’t until after she had completed a double degree in Business and I.T, that Natalie focused on her singing and realized her potential to be the incredible opera singer she has become. After studying with the Armenian Mezzo-Soprano, Liliya Ovchian, Natalie auditioned for The Sydney Conservatorium of Music and studied with some amazing language … More Interview with 2011 Scholarship Winner, Natalie Aroyan

Gala Ball 2014 – The Sound of Musicals Dinner

It may have been a cold, dreary April night outside, but the atmosphere inside Doltone House was warm and cosy; with the expansive space filled with nearly 500 guests. Opera-lovers and well-known Sydney personalities mingled, raising enough money to send one lucky singer on a life- and career-changing journey to Italy. A diverse group of … More Gala Ball 2014 – The Sound of Musicals Dinner

Gala Ball 2012

A spectacular Black-Tie evening at the Le Montage Function centre on Friday 9th March 2012. Almost 500 people gathered on the veranda to sip champagne as the sun set over Iron Cove Bay. Two incredible sets of operatic musical numbers were performed during the delicious dinner service.  2011’s scholarship winner, Natalie Aroyan, was joined by … More Gala Ball 2012

2014 – Andrew Moran

Baritone Australian baritone Andrew Moran is best remembered for his portrayals of Marcello (La Boheme), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Ping (Turandot), and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), for which he was nominated for a Green Room Award. Born and raised in Melbourne, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music from WA Academy of Performing Arts, and a Graduate Diploma … More 2014 – Andrew Moran

2012 – Siobhan Stagg

Soprano Siobhan Stagg is a young artist at the outset of an exciting career. As recipient of the 2012 Australian International Opera Award, Siobhan moved to the United Kingdom to study at the Wales International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill OBE and Honorary President Dame Kiri te Kanawa. She later joined the young artist … More 2012 – Siobhan Stagg

2011 – Natalie Aroyans

Soprano Natalie Aroyan is an Armenian-Australian Soprano. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma of Opera from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a double-degree in Business and I.T. from the Australian Catholic University, Sydney. In 2008 Natalie was awarded first place in both The Opera Foundation New York Competition and the Herald Sun Aria Competition. She … More 2011 – Natalie Aroyans

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 … More 2009 – Michael Vaiasinni