Baritone Michael Lampard We're excited to have baritone Michael Lampard back as guest mentor for Episode 8! Baritone Michael Lampard received a Master of Music degree from the University of Tasmania before relocating to Melbourne in 2013. An Opera Australia principal artist he made his company debut in La Boheme at the Sydney Opera House … Continue reading Episode 8 Guest Mentor: Baritone Michael Lampard
Episode 8: Baritone Daniel Felton and pianist Jay Brendan Del Rosario
L-R: baritone Daniel Felton and pianist Jay Brendan Del Rosario. Photo credit: Daniel Spellman With three remaining heats episodes left this season, Episode 8 will feature performances from baritone Daniel Felton and pianist Jay Brendan Del Rosario. Daniel and Jay will present programmes featuring the works of Mahler, Mozart, Uehara, Rachmaninoff, and more before receiving … Continue reading Episode 8: Baritone Daniel Felton and pianist Jay Brendan Del Rosario
Episode 7 Guest Mentors: pianist, harpsichordist, and countertenor Dean Sky-Lucas and flautist Melissa Doecke
L-R: Dean Sky-Lucas and Melissa Doecke This week we are delighted to welcome not just one, but two guest mentors to the programme! Filling in for regular Evan Lawson while he is on holiday is Season 2 2022 resident mentor - pianist, harpsichordist, and countertenor Dean Sky-Lucas. Sitting in the guest mentor chair, we welcome … Continue reading Episode 7 Guest Mentors: pianist, harpsichordist, and countertenor Dean Sky-Lucas and flautist Melissa Doecke
Episode 5: mezzo-soprano Hannah Kostros and pianist Ben Fu
L-R: pianist Ben Fu and mezzo-soprano Hannah Kostros. Photo credit: Daniel Spellman We're approaching the half-way mark for this season of The Talent! Tonight, performances from mezzo-soprano Hannah Kostros and pianist Ben Fu with programmes featuring Schumann, Liszt, and Stravinsky. Continue reading to learn more about Hannah and Ben. Mezzo-soprano Hannah Kostros Mezzo-soprano Hannah KostrosPhoto … Continue reading Episode 5: mezzo-soprano Hannah Kostros and pianist Ben Fu
Episode 8 Guest Mentor: contralto Liane Keegan
Our guest mentor for tonight is contralto Liane Keegan! Born in Australia, Liane received scholarships from the Opera Foundation Australia, Shell Royal Covent Garden Scholarship which enabled her to study at the National Opera Studio London.
Episode 8: soprano Esther Counsel
Praised for her “Melting vocal technique” (Operachaser) and “Expressive largesse” (Limelight magazine), Esther Counsel is an emerging young spinto soprano.
Episode 2: jazz vocalist Olivia Dacal
Introducing our first performer for Episode 2 of Season 1 of The Talent 2021: jazz vocalist Olivia Dacal.
Episode 1 Guest Mentor: Carrie Barr
Our guest mentor for The Talent tonight is singer Carrie Barr. Carrie is one of Australia’s most versatile performers in Opera and Music Theatre with a career spanning over the last 30 years. She has established herself as a vocal teacher and mentor to many young professional singers and University Graduates and Masters students at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Melbourne passing on her many years of professional experience and solid vocal technique.
Episode 1: Mezzo-Soprano Sidra Nissen
The Talent is back tonight! Our first performer will be mezzo-soprano Sidra Nissen. She'll be performing for our mentors a programme of song from both classical and music theatre repertoire, including Gretchen am Spinnrade by Schubert, and "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins.
Catching up with…soprano Teresa Ingrilli
Soprano Teresa Ingrilli. Photo credit: Matt Biocich Next in our catch-up series is soprano Teresa Ingrilli. Teresa appeared on The Talent in Season 1, 2019. Lockdown found Teresa and her housemate soprano Lisette Bolton in the spotlight for the balcony performances they were putting on for their neighbours. You can read more about Balcony Opera … Continue reading Catching up with…soprano Teresa Ingrilli