Preliminary Final: Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award
Venue: Independent Theatre, Miller Street, North Sydney
Tickets: TBA
Six young opera singers will each perform two arias in this preliminary judging round before Sunday's Final. 

SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 2023, 2.00PM
Final: Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award + Final of the Sydney International Song Prize
Venue: Independent Theatre, Miller Street, North Sydney
Tickets:  (onsale shortly)
Enjoy a stunning afternoon of song and arias performed by some of our most exciting young singers and pianists. All competing for prizes in excess of $60,000, your support of these fine emerging young artists will be greatly appreciated. 
Six Bel Canto Singers will perform their two additional arias competing for a $30,000 first prize. The JSRB Bel Canto Award is one of Australia's most prestigious singing competitions for classical voice having been established in 2011. The competition is open to all singers from Australia and New Zealand aged 20-32. It has enabled dozens of singers to enter the operatic profession through its generous scholarship programme which has awarded over $1million in scholarships.
Accompanied by: Bradley Gilchrist

The afternoon will begin with the finalists of the Sydney International Song Prize. Each singer and accompanist duo will present a 20 minute recital programme of art song. Both singer and pianist will be judged on their programme and duetting ability hoping to claim the $3,000 first prizes.  This is Sydney's premiere Song competition whose aim is to encourage the performance of art song which is so vital for all young singers and pianists. 
Judges: Richard Bonynge AC CBE, Bernadette Cullen, others TBC.

Prize Sponsors
Richard Bonynge AC CBE
Helen Johnstone
Nigel & Dorine Tolley
Mignon Wegner
Sue and John Bowing
Elizabeth Corbett & Mark Finlay
Helen Meddings
Friends of the Foundation

If you would like to be a prize sponsor or make a donation to the Foundation's Scholarship programme, please see our Support page. 

THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2023, 12.00PM for 12.30PM
Patron's and Members' Lunch & Dame Joan Sutherland Paintings 
Venue: 25 Bent Street, Sydney
Cost: $130 per person
Tickets: 040 202 4118
Guest of Honour: Richard Bonynge
Each year the Foundation holds a lunch for the Members, Donor Patrons and their friends. 
We'd be delighted to welcome our Members, Patrons and new supporters to join us for a delightful day in the stunning Members' Dining Room of the beautiful Union, University & Schools Club in Bent St, Sydney.
Not only will you enjoy a sumptuous 3-course meal and entertainment, this year we will have some of Dame Joan's stunning costume designs by Michael Stennett on display. You may even get a chance to bid for some!  

THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2024, 2.00PM
Semi Final of the Elizabeth Connell Prize International Singing Competition
Venue: TBA London UK

SATURDAY 22 JUNE 2024, 1.00PM
Final: Elizabeth Connell Prize International Singing Competition
Venue: Wigmore Hall London UK
Tickets: Wigmore Hall Box Office
Open to all female singers of all nationalities aged 20-34, this incredible competition is returning to London in 2024.