The national opera company selects four young singers from regional Australia who will get to learn from the best.

Four talented teenagers have been announced as the winners of the 2017 Opera Australia Regional Student Scholarships. Held annually, the competition is open to senior secondary students across regional Australia. This year, Jeremy Boulton (Mount Ousley, NSW), Lisette Bolton (Kooringal, NSW), Katrina Wiseman (Hackett, ACT), and Keelin Rowe (Turner, ACT) bested more than 50 finalists for the chance to receive professional training from the pros at Opera Australia.

The four winners: Katrina Wiseman, Jeremy Boulton, Keelin Rowe and Lisette Bolton

“There is an enormous amount of talent in this country, and after the success of last year’s scholarship program, we were looking forward to seeing the new round of winners in Sydney,” said Opera Australia’s Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini.

“The Regional Student Scholarship is a really exciting initiative. We already develop young singers through our Young Artist Program but the Regional Student Scholarship allows us to work with a younger group – senior secondary students – who might be considering a career in opera. It is important for us to nurture...