For the past 10 years I have worked professionally in Musical Theatre on stages across the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and at home in Australia. Performances you might have seen me in include the young lover Lun Tha in The King And I for Opera Australia or as a part of touring vocal ensemble The Ten Tenors. It was during my time with Opera Australia that I developed an interest and a respect for the opera repertoire and the challenges and beauty of this way of singing. It is at this point in time that I feel the pull to take a bold step and study abroad.
I am now seeking support to undertake a Master of Arts in Advanced Vocal Studies at the Wales International Academy of Voice (WIAV), in Cardiff, Wales. The program commences in September 2019, where I will be working closely under the direction of acclaimed tenor Mr. Dennis O’Neil and his highly skilled team. It is through this program that I hope to take my voice to the next level and reach the heights that only opera can achieve.
I am honoured to be one of a few participants in the world selected for this unique program. My instrument is at the prime age to develop into vocal maturity for opera, and being able to work with and alongside one of the most established performers and educators in the lyric tenor repertoire will be paramount to my development.
It is through the support of my close family and friends that I have been able to raise a significant amount of money to cover the costs associated with studying and living in the U.K. for a year. In total, the amount needed is $40,000 Australian dollars and includes course fees , living expenses, accomodation, transport and flights. With a month left before I depart for Wales, I am seeking your support to help me close the gap of $8,500 remaining in my budget.
All funds raised through the Australian Cultural Fund will go directly to support me in my studies at WIAV.
If you would like to see me in action, I am holding a fund raising concert on Saturday the 24th of August at St George’s Anglican Church, Malvern. “I have dreamed…” will be an evening of Opera and Music Theatre and will feature some of Melbourne’s great talents.
For more information on me or my concert, you can visit www.facebook.com/adrianlidonnitenor/ or book at www.trybooking.com/BDYME
Thank you kindly your time and support,