Bass-baritone Jeremy Kleeman is the recipient of the 2019 Australian International Opera Awards scholarship, offered in association with London’s Royal College of Music. Valued at $70,000, the full tuition scholarship will see Kleeman join the RCM’s internationally renowned opera program this September, with travel and living expenses covered. A Helpmann and Green Room nominee, Kleeman is a graduate of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and Victorian Opera’s Developing Artist Program. A past scholar with the Melba Opera Trust, Kleeman received the prestigious Dame Heather Begg Memorial Award in 2016.

Jeremy Kleeman. Photograph supplied

“For 36 years we have encouraged and supported young Australian singers who aspire to perform on the world stage,” said Chairman of AIOA, William Cowan. “We are delighted that Jeremy will have the opportunity to study at the RCM. Our continuing goal is to offer our young Australian winners the very best preparation for a professional career in international opera.”

“We are delighted to once again partner with the AIOA and support young Australian vocal talent,” added Head of Vocal and Opera at the RCM, Nick Sears. “Jeremy is an outstanding young bass-baritone and our proud heritage of developing Australian...