Abraham Singer
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Abraham Singer bass-baritone


Abraham Singer was born in Sydney and studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. At this early stage of his career, he has been fortunate to gain solo performance experience in opera, oratorio and lieder both in Australia and Germany. Most recently, he has been awarded the 2008 Audi German Operatic Award by Opera Foundation Australia and will make his debut at Cologne Opera in August 2008.


From 2001-2006 Mr Singer studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he held a number of scholarships from the University of Sydney. While a student, he was invited to sing the main role of Melibeo in the Australian premiere of La Fedeltá Premiata under the baton of Maestro Imre Pallo. He also performed the roles of Buonafede in Il Mondo della Luna and Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro.


"A wonder for someone so young. Solid of sound, powerful of ambience which left me wondering if the Con had imported him from the wider world to grace this production."
Opera Opera 2006


At the beginning of 2005, Mr Singer received an exchange scholarship to study at the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg, Germany, with the eminent Professor Reginaldo Pinheiro. He was also awarded the Baden Württenburg Stipendium für Musik along with other national and international scholarships. Recent engagements include Bass soloist in Rossini's Miserere and Stabat Mater and Stavinsky's Mass, all in Freiburg, Germany in 2005. In 2006 he was fortunate to receive a BBM Ltd. Scholarship and also a Helpmann Award enabling him to study in London. 2006 also saw the performances of the St. John Passion; Raphael and Adam in The Creation; Simon in The Seasons; Mozart's Requiem; and the Australian Premiere of Beethoven's Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, all in Sydney.


Upon completing a Bachelor of Music and Diploma of Opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Mr Singer joined the Opera Australia chorus full time. At Opera Australia he performed the roles of Vecchio Zingaro in Il Trovatore in the Melbourne autumn season, and Maestro Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi and Giorgio in The Gondoliers at the Sydney Opera House.


Abraham is currently learning roles for the 2008 Opera Australia season. He will be singing in Puccini's La Bohème while understudying Colline, and Ribbing in Un Ballo in Maschera.


For additional information, visit www.abesinger.com.