Mezzo-soprano Bound for Berlin

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Campaign Ends:
April 1st 2017
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After auditioning successfully with a recording, I have been accepted in to the "Internationales Gesangsstudio Berlin" to study with the famous baritone Cesare Colona and colleagues in April 2017. Apart from taking part in intensive singing study in the bel canto style, stage craft, and the german language, I intend to strengthen my networks and to successfully audition with the view of professional recognition and employment as a dramatic mezzo-soprano in Europe and the UK.

I hope to stay in Europe for as long as I can to make the most of this opportunity. I have some connections in Germany, via my singing teacher here in Australia, who had a successful career in Europe, who have offered to help me in any way they can in obtaining auditions. The length of time I spend in Europe is dependant on the amount of funds I am able to raise.  I am partly self funding this journey and will also be doing some fundraising concerts to aid my travel and living expenses. 

Any contribution you are able to make would be greatly appreciated and would be used toward the following:

Airfare- Flexible ticket $2800

Other travel costs- flight to UK from Berlin for auditions- up to $600 AU

Further train travel within Germany and surrounds for auditions

Audition costs/Agency costs- 20-30 euro (approximately $28-42 AU) per audition

Singing lessons- 60 euro (approx. $84 AU) per hour

German Language course- 225 Euro (over $330 AU) for 4 week intensive course.

Accommodation costs- 55 euros (approximately $77 AU) based on the average cost per night on Air bnb unit in Berlin

Visa- $85- 160 AU depending on the length of time you are granted.

I estimate that I would need about $800 AU a week to safely cover accommodation, living expenses, travel in Berlin/ extended travel to auditions, & study costs.


You may also contribute to my campaign by coming to one of my three fundraising concerts- Berlin Bound.


Sorrento- Saturday 18 March 2pm Sorrento Masonic Lodge 3385 Point Nepean Rd Sorrento

Enquiries- Geoffrey Lott -


Flinders- Sunday 19 March 3pm St John's Anglican Church 23 King St Flinders


Richmond- Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm Richmond Uniting Church 304-314 Church St Richmond


I would also greatly appreciate your sharing of my campaign via email/social media.



Selena-una voce bella CD

A copy of my premiere CD of 14 operatic arias recorded with pianist Rhodri Clarke, being launched in mid March.

Selena-una voce bella digital download

Access to the digital download of my premiere album recorded with pianist Rhodri Clarke.

Selena-una voce bella CD and digital download

A copy of my premiere CD and access to the digital download.

Il Trovatore ticket- Wyndham

A ticket to see Citi Opera's production of Verdi's Il Trovatore on Saturday 25 March 7.30pm at Wyndham Cultural Centre 177 Watton St, Werribee. I will be singing the role of Azucena.

Double pass to Il Trovatore-Wyndham

Two tickets to see Citi Opera's production of Il Trovatore on Saturday 25 March 7.30pm at Wyndam Cultural Centre. I will be performing the role of Azucena.

Il Trovatore ticket- Frankston

A ticket to see Verdi's Il Trovatore on Sunday 12 March 4pm at Frankston Arts Centre 27-37 Davey St, Frankston.

Double pass to Il Trovatore- Frankston

Two tickets to see Verdi's Il Trovatore on Sunday March 12 4pm at Frankston Arts Centre 27-37 Davey St, Frankston.