Our Artists

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

2006 – David Corcoran

Tenor David Corcoran won the Opera Foundation Australia Italian Award in 2006 which enabled him to travel to Pisa in 2007 to work at the Accademia di Musicale di Pisana followed by a performance of Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore at the Galati Theatre, Romania. David has also won a number of other awards, most notably … More 2006 – David Corcoran

2005 – Christopher Tonkin

Baritone Christopher Tonkin won the OFA Italian Opera Award in 2005, a prize which took him to Europe the following year to study in Pisa, Italy, for 2 months and then to Romania, where he performed the role of Silvio in the Galati Theatre summer production of I Pagliacci. He then relocated to London to … More 2005 – Christopher Tonkin

2004 – Katharine Tier

Mezzo Soprano A former member of both the prestigious Merola opera program and the Adler Fellowship Program of the San Francisco Opera, Katharine Tier has achieved considerable recognition as a young artist in Australia and abroad. She has performed with San Francisco Opera, Opera North (USA), Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera Australia, State Opera of South … More 2004 – Katharine Tier

2000 – Aldo Di Toro

Tenor Aldo Di Toro graduated from the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music and made his debut in opera as Oronte in Alcina for the West Australian Opera at the Festival of Perth. Aldo won two awards from Opera Foundation Australia: the 2000 Italian Opera Award which enabled him to study at Teatro Comunale di Bologna … More 2000 – Aldo Di Toro