Deakin Edge, Federation Square

The 10th RMP Aria Competition Final
Vivaldi Magnificat RV 610

Selected Oratorio Arias and Recitatives
Antonio Vivaldi Magnificat in G minor (RV 610)
The Finalists of the 2016 RMP ARIA will battle it out for the chance to win thousands of dollars worth of cash, professional photography packages, language coaching and various other prizes – as well as future engagements with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic. Each singer will perform a short program of arias and recitatives from the world of oratorio, accompanied on piano by outstanding pianist and RMP Principal Accompanist Stefan Cassomenos. A distinguished panel of judges will decide over $5000.00 worth of cash prizes, as well as other awards including language coaching and professional photographic packages and future performance opportunities with the RMP.
At the end of the Final, RMP Chief Conductor Andrew Wailes will direct a full scale performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s sparkling Magnificat in G minor, featuring over 150 voices of the RMP Oratorio Festival Choir, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists. Tickets include a free champagne reception at the conclusion of the evening, where audience members have the chance to meet the finalists, adjudicators, orchestra, choir and conductor. A gala event, not to be missed!
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Sarah Ampil (Sydney based lyric soprano, 25)
Tomas Dalton (Melbourne born tenor, 27)
Samuel Piper (Brisbane based baritone, 22)
Fleuranne Brockway (Perth born mezzo soprano,24)
Anastasia Bickel(Tasmanian born now Queensland based contralto, 25)
Max Riebl (Melbourne born counter tenor, 25)
Timothy Newton (Queensland born now Melbourne based bass,25)
Stefan Cassomenos Official Accompanist and Co-Adjudicator
Andrew Wailes Co-Adjudicator (Chair) and Conductor
Dr Calvin Bowman, Sally-Anne Russell, Co- Adjudicators
RMP Oratorio Festival Choir and soloists:
Justine Schaefer, Michaela Patel (sopranos),
Hamish Gould (counter tenor), Lyndon Green (tenor)
RMP Orchestra, Calvin Bowman (organ)
Winner: Max Riebl
Runner Up: Sarah Ampil
Equal Third: Timothy Newton and Fleuranne Brockway
Conductor’s Encouragement Award: Samuel Piper
People’s Choice Award: Max Riebl
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For details about entering the RMP Aria, please direct your enquiries to Andrew Wailes (RMP Music Director) via email at: musicdirector@rmp.org.au. Sing your own oratorio workshop participants should register online via Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/MJHZ they will be contacted regarding participation closer to the day. A PDF copy of the score of the Vivaldi Magnificat in G minor can be downloaded HERE.