In Co-Operation With The

Principal Sponsor


Platinum Benefactors

Lady Primrose Potter AC CMRI

Gold Benefactors

Anonymous (2)
David Beatty
Graham Blashki
Richard Büchter
Knut & Toni Feddersen
Markus Henkell
Hartmut & Ruth Hofmann
Dr Alastair Jackson AM
Paul Koenig
Denys & Ingeborg McCullough
Marie Morton FRSA
Peter Spring
H.-P. Wabenhorst

Call For Entries
for the 2021 German-Australian Opera Grant

for the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden season August 2021 - July 2022
(commencing in June 2021 with a preparation period)

More Than Opera in cooperation with the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
invites applications for the nineteenth German-Australian Opera Grant

Up to twelve candidates (6 male & 6 female singers)
with opera stage experience will be selected for the

Semi-Finals on Thu, 13th August 2020

On the same day four Finalists will be chosen to compete at the

Opera Finale on Fri, 14th August 2020
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Applications close 29th May 2020.

Please study the detailed Rules and Regulations.

Opera Finale on 10 August 2019
at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne

Michelle Ryan (soprano)
2020 GAOG recipient

Finalists, Adjudicators and MTO officials at the Opera Finale

The German-Australian Opera Grant

The aim of the German-Australian Opera Grant is to promote emerging Australian opera singers in the early stage of their professional life with operatic stage experience capable of meeting the high quality standards of this major German Opera House.

This Grant includes a one-year employment (junior) contract with the HESSISCHES STAATSTHEATER WIESBADEN (mid/late August 2021 - July/August 2022), one month of German language tuition at the Goethe-Institut (July - August 2021) and one month of work experience at the Opera House (June 2021) for an insight into procedures prior to the official start. An adequate amount of money will ensure that living costs are covered. The Grant recipient also receives a cheque for $4500, which will help in the preparation stage for the time overseas.

In addition to the German-Australian Opera Grant the Finalists have the opportunity to be considered for:

MTO Grant - Developing Artist

$3500 plus performance opportunity in Australia

Audience Award


Encouragement Grant(s)


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Principal Sponsor

Platinum Benefactors


Gold Benefactors


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