LOGO COMPETITION – Winner receives $500
Attention all Graphic Artists and Design Students in Australia
The Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation is seeking entries for a new Logo for the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award. The artist who designs the winning logo will receive $500 and recognition on our website and facebook page and be associated with two of the greatest names in the music world. Established in 2011, the Bel Canto Award is one of Australia’s most prestigious operatic singing competitions. It was established in memory of the great Dame Joan Sutherland and her husband Maestro Richard Bonynge. The award is open to singers aged 20-30 years from Australia and New Zealand and offers $60,000 in prize money to the top 10 singers including a place in the world famous Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto Summer school in Tuscany for the winner. Other prizes include the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Tate Memorial Trust in London & Salvatore Ferragamo. The Bel Canto Award is about nurturing and assisting our most talented emerging young opera singers by providing scholarships and awards to help assist them with their careers.
The colours of the Bel Canto Award are navy blue and deep red. The logo needs to include the words – Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award with the emphasis on the words BEL CANTO AWARD. The “&” is optional. Bel Canto is a style of singing & repertoire. The logo would be used on programmes, posters, letterhead and must be recognisable & legible at all sizes in Colour and Black and White.
Some other well known singing competitions are: Cardiff Singer of the World, Operalia, Neue Stimmen, Paris Opera Awards, Belvedere Singing Comp, Australian Singing Competition.
Please submit entries via email to the JS RB Foundation at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: PO Box 880 Leichhardt, NSW 2040.
ENTRIES CLOSE: 1 FEBRUARY 2014 Contact Fiona Janes for further enquiries on: 040 202 4118.
CONGRATULATIONS 2013 BEL CANTO AWARD WINNER – NAOMI JOHNS (27 – soprano from Perth)
Click on the Link to hear Naomi Johns performing one of her award winning arias from this year’s Bel Canto Final.
Naomi will be performing the role of Mimi in Puccini’s La boheme in Canada for Opera on the Avalon in June 2014.
The Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation
and Joan Sutherland Society of Sydney
Welcome to the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation and Joan Sutherland Society of Sydney website. For the past 36 year’s, the aim of this non-profit Australian organisation has been to raise money to help assist our most talented young opera singers fulfil their given potential. With the development of the Foundation in 2010 this has given us greater exposure and opportunities to expand on the activities the Society has presented since its inception in 1978. To date, we have awarded over $300,000 worth of scholarships and study grants and hope to further develop our involvement with these young singers by presenting masterclasses, workshops and a mentoring programme.
Other projects have included the professional Australian premiere of Handel’s Rodelinda in 2012 in concert at the City Recital Hall Angel Place in Sydney conducted by Richard Bonynge, sponsorship of the world premiere recording of Peggy Glanville-Hicks’ opera Sappho and the introduction of the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award in 2011. Now in its third year, this Award has become one of Australia’s most prestigious and important singing competitions with prizes valued at over $50,000 including a place for our winner in the world renowned Georg Solti Accademia in Tuscany, Italy.
With time we hope to evolve, strengthen and grow, securing our place within the Arts community as a significant fund raising organisation. This evolutionary process will help us to focus our energies and revenue where it is most needed, for our most talented artists and in perpetuating the Sutherland and Bonynge legacy.
We hope you will join us on this exciting journey, encourage your friends to be involved and most of all, enjoy supporting our next generation of opera singers. Developing Great Opera Singers for the Future!
The Art is in the Giving – 2013 Sponsorship Appeal
1000 people to each donate $100 or more!
Can you help us raise the necessary $100,000 we need each year?
As a mainly volunteer organisation with no Government and Arts Council funding, we rely heavily on support from the community and corporate sector. Whether it be by offering a prize or prize money for one of the Bel Canto finalists, sponsoring the Georg Solti Accademia prize, providing travel expenses, airfares, advertising costs, venue hire costs, printing costs, catering or by simply making a tax deductible donation to the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Opera Foundation, it all helps. Why not help sponsor the Foundation today and become a part of the Sutherland/Bonynge legacy of nurturing our most talented young singers. See our Donation page for more details.
A Message From Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge about the Society
For many years now it has been our very great pleasure to patronise and support The Joan Sutherland Society of Sydney. Since its inception in 1978, a small group of dedicated opera supporters has worked tirelessly to provide performance opportunities and much needed financial assistance in the form of scholarships and grants, helping inspire and nurture many of our young Australian opera singers to establish their careers. read more…