Welcome to the Opera & Arts Support Group

Since the incorporation of the Opera & Arts Support Group, our total commitment has been to assist young singers develop their expertise and reach their artistic potential.


Join us for a Celebration of Opera on 20th October


The William Wilkins Gallery
Level 7, 35 Bridge Street, Sydney Friday 20 October 2017 – 6.30pm for 7.00pm

We invite you and your friends to join the Opera & Arts Support Group as we bid a fond farewell to our long association with presenting memorable events at the elegant William Wilkins Gallery for a last hurrah at this special venue before the redevelopment of the historic sandstone Department of Education building into a Hotel.

Presenting a dazzling showcase of opera and music theatre with an ensemble of exceptional singers under the musical direction of Bradley Gilchrist. Principal artist with Opera Australia, Luke Gabbedy, will also compere the evening.

The performers are:

MICHAEL BUTCHARD – Tenor
CHRISTOPHER CURCURUTO – Bass Baritone
LUKE GABBEDY – Baritone
STEPHANIE GIBSON – Soprano
JANG HEE HAN – Baritone
JESSICA HARPER – Soprano
TESSA HAYWARD – Soprano
NYSSA MILLIGAN – Mezzo Soprano
MATTHEW REARDON – Tenor
BRADLEY GILCHRIST – Musical Director & Accompanist

Entrée : $95.00 including savouries and a selection of fine wines on arrival and supper with the artists.

Cast correct at time of publication. A list of guests will be held at the door. We regret that we are unable to offer refunds.

Download the Booking Form here and the Raffle Application Form here

Fantastic Raffle prizes during the O&ASG Opera Celebration
To be drawn at the William Wilkins Gallery on Friday 20 October 2017


Two A Reserve tickets to a performance during Opera Australia’s 2018 Sydney Summer Season.
Valid for performances on Monday-Friday for the 2018 Sydney Summer Season; excludes opening nights and matinees, New Year’s Eve Gala and Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour events.
Donated by Opera Australia • opera.org.au • 02 9318 8200 Value : $515.00

Two A Reserve tickets to opening night of Pinchgut Opera’s presentation of Handel’s Athalia.
City Recital Hall, Angel Place • Thursday 21 June 2018 7.00pm
Donated by Pinchgut Opera • pinchgutopera.com.au • 02 9318 8344 Value : $314.00

Four tickets to the 2018 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Final.
The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood (date to be advised).
Donated by Sydney Eisteddfod • sydneyeisteddfod.com.au • 02 9261 8366 Value : $160.00

Two tickets to any performance 2017/2018 Ensemble Theatre Season.
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli.
Donated by Ensemble Theatre • ensembletheatre.com.au • 02 9929 0644 Value : $150.00

Raffle Ticket prices 3 for $5.00 or 7 for $10.00 or 15 for $20.00

Raffle ticket application form available here


2017 Vocal Scholarship Final - Friday 21 July

Opera and Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship Final - Friday 21 July 2017


St. Columba Uniting Church, Cnr Ocean & Forth Streets, Woollahra (Map here)
Friday 21 July 2017 – 7.00pm for 7.30pm

The Opera & Arts Support Group presents a major event in the Sydney Eisteddfod providing your opportunity to hear six talented young singers vying for the $10,000 first prize.

The six finalists competing for $17,000 in prize money for our adjudicators, Michael Lewis OAM and Nicole Youl to make the final decision.

1st Opera & Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship $10,000.
2nd Paul Worthington OAM Encouragement Award $5,000.
Remaining four finalists $250 each.
Plus an Audience Vote for the Graham Matheson Award $1,000.

The 2017 Finalists are:

Finalist ~ Tessa Hayward (Ultimo)
Finalist ~  Michelle Ryan (Harwood)
Finalist ~  Jessica Harper (Newtown)
Finalist ~  Anna Stephens (Kenmore Hills, QLD)
Finalist ~ Jessie Wilson (Denistone East)
Finalist ~  Bronwyn Douglass (Voyager Point)
Reserve Finalist 1 ~  Jared Lillehagen (North Curl Curl)
Reserve Finalist 2 ~  Imogen-Faith Malfitano (Wollongong)

Entrée : $45.00 including savouries and drinks on arrival and supper with the finalists.

Download the Booking Form here and the Raffle Application Form here

Or by tickets online using the button below