BEL CANTO AWARD
JOAN SUTHERLAND-RICHARD BONYNGE
2017 Winner Bronwyn Douglass
Bronwyn also won the following Categories:
Best Mozart or Handel Aria
Georg Solti Prize
Tait Memorial Trust UK Prize
Audience Choice Prize
Bronwyn graduated with a Masters in Operatic Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2014, also receiving an award for academic excellence and the Wagner Society in Queensland Encouragement Award. She attended the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School from 2013-2015 and the Mediterranean Opera Summer Program held in Caltagirone, Sicily in 2014.
Bronwyn has performed the roles of Olga in Eugene Onegin for Co-Opera (2016), Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for Opera Projects, Sydney (2016), Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata for Opera New England (2016); Nadezhda von Meck in Sean Ross’ new opera Tchaikovsky, Angel of Music (2015), Miss Baggot in Benjamin Britten’s The Little Sweep for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (2015); and Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas for the Brisbane Baroque Festival (2015).
She has also performed as the Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (2015 & 2016), Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic (2016), Mezzo-Soprano Soloist in the Music on Sunday’s Series with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (2015) and as the Alto Soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria for the 4MBS Festival of Classics (2014).
Bronwyn has received many awards, grants and scholarships. In 2016 alone she was awarded the 3rd place DECCA Award in the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award, 2nd place in the Opera and Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship and was a finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship and the Herald Sun Aria. In 2015 she was the winner of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria and the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition.
Bronwyn was the 2016 recipient of the Amelia Joscelyne Memorial Scholarship with the Melba Opera Trust and looks forward to continuing with the Trust in 2017. Please see the above "schedule" tab for a list of Bronwyn's upcoming performances.