The Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and registered charity which was established in 2010. Our aim is to financially assist and mentor our most talented emerging young opera singers through our Scholarship Programme to a life-long career in opera.

Our Mission Statement

– to establish a substantial Trust fund to ensure the Foundation’s sustainability;
– to present the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award to help assist our most talented emerging young singers;
– to provide master classes, workshops and Study Grants when possible for these young singers;
– to provide performance opportunities for rising and established artists;
– to help fund unique and important projects when possible;
– to perpetuate the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge name and their remarkable legacy as part of Australia’s cultural heritage.

Our People

The JSRB Foundation would like to gratefully acknowledge its esteemed Patrons, Directors, Advisors, Committee and Volunteers for contributing their time and commitment to the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation and the next generation of young singers.

Life Patron
Richard Bonynge AC CBE

Board of Directors 
Richard Bonynge AC CBE
Lady Potter AC
Fiona Janes
Cyrus Meher-Homji OAM

Honorary Patrons
The Hon Sir John Major KG CH
Dame Norma Major DBE
Lady Potter AC
Lady Solti
Marilyn Horne
Adam Bonynge

Artistic Director | General Manager
Fiona Janes

Artistic Advisory Board
Bernadette Cullen
Malcolm Donnelly AM
Dennis O’Neill CBE
John Pringle AM

Foundation Committee
Mara Ashmore
Michael Barnes

Isla Baring OAM
Joan Carden AO OBE
Malcolm Donnelly AM
Lauris Elms AM OBE
Diana Heath
Barbara Leser