2021 Updated Competition - due to Covid-19 travel border restrictions into Australia, the 2021 competition will be held online. There will be no live auditions in 2021.
The 2021 competition is to assist singers in the opera profession who have lost work due to Covid-19.
The prizes in 2021 will be in the form of cash grants.
Patrons: Richard Bonynge AC CBE, Dame Anne Evans DBE, Bernadette Cullen
* Up to four $10,000 prizes may be awarded by the judges.
Donations & Bequests
Donations to the Elizabeth Connell Prize of $2 or more are fully tax deductible and can be made via direct deposit or by sending a cheque.
Cheques to: “The Elizabeth Connell Scholarship Fund” – P.O. Box 2692 Bowral NSW 2576 Australia.
Bank: ANZ Bank
Acct Name: The Elizabeth Connell Scholarship Fund
Acct No: 4079 37962
BSB: 012 547
Please ensure you state your name as a reference and email us at econnellprize@jsrbfoundation as to how you would like to receive you receipt.
Bequests can also be made to The Elizabeth Connell Scholarship Fund. We would love to acknowledge your bequest so do tell us.
We also value your privacy, therefore, fully understand if you would rather keep your bequest private.
We are also seeking an airline sponsor and accommodation sponsor for this prize. If you think you can help us with airfares or hotel or studio apartments in Sydney please contact the administration on +61 (0) 40 202 4118 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustees for the Elizabeth Connell Scholarship Fund
Elizabeth Corbett, Fiona Janes, Andrew Sinclair
Limelight Magazine - 2017
Limelight Magazine - 2016
Opera Magazine - 2015
Elizabeth Connell Biography