Finalists for 2022 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Announced

By David Salazar

The Sydney Eisteddfod has announced the finalists for its opera scholarship, which is set to take place on June 26, 2022.

The finalists include Matthew Avery, Olivia Payne, Jeremy Boulton, Anna Stephens, Raphael Hudson, Karina Bailey, Nathan Byron, and Kristin Astouroghlian. The two reserve finalists are Clare Hood and Amelia Wawrzon. The finalists will be accompanied by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra under conductor and Sydney Eisteddfod Ambassador Dr. Nicolas Milton.

They will compete for $61,000 in scholarship money to further their studies in Australia and overseas.

Judges for the competition include Christine Douglas, Stuart Maunder AM, and guest adjudicator, Richard Mills.

The final will take place at The Councourse Concert Hall in Chatswood starting at 2 p.m. local time on June 26, 2022.