Saturday, August 20, 2016

Barihunks Sam Roberts-Smith and Richard Rittlemann win prizes

Sam Roberts-Smith
Barihunk turned hunkentenor turned barihunk Sam Roberts-Smith, just won the Opera Foundation Deutsche Oper Berlin Award, which comes with an 11 month contract with the company for the 2017-18 season.

The Opera Foundation for Young Australians seeks out singers each year for the German Opera Award at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. You can read our comprehensive interview with Sam from earlier this year HERE.

Richard Rittelmann
Also taking home a coveted award this month was Richard Rittelmann, who won the Audience Prize at the Armel Opera Competition and Festival for his portrayal of Ben in Menotti's The Telephone. The competition is unique, as it seeks not just the best voice, but the best all-around performer, placing major emphasis on acting and stage movement. The singers actually have to perform in an opera that is co-produced with an opera house.

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