Semi Finalist In Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria

This June Laura is one of 16 singers from Australia and New Zeland who made it through to the semi finals in Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria.  Her program includes Sombre forêt – Rossini, Dove sono – Mozart,  Tu che di gel – Puccini, and Piangerò la sorte mia – Handel.  Adjudicators are Rosamund Illing and John Boltan Wood, AM. Semi finals take place in sydney 7th June.

 This event, originally known as The Sun Aria, was established with the first City of Sydney Eisteddfod in 1933 to discover fine voices from throughout Australia and New Zealand. Following closure of The (Sydney) Sun newspaper in 1988, McDonald’s Australia generously expanded its support of Sydney Eisteddfod by maintaining this important opportunity for opera singers. The most Famous winner of the Sun Aria was Dame Joan sutherland in 1949.