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ALEX SINNOTT 20 Jun, 2011

​POWERFUL interpretations of Bellini and Handel ensured that Kathryn Radcliffe gained the title of Warrnambool Eisteddfod Aria winner yesterday. The Melbourne-based opera singer took out the coveted title after impressing the audience with her take on Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini's bittersweet La Sonnambula and German composer George Handel's Julius Caesar in Egypt. Radcliffe took part in last year's finals of the Warrnambool Aria and was determined to make a return to the south-west stage in order to claim the prestigious prize. She told The Standard that yesterday's victory was a mixture of relief and elation. "I was a finalist in last year's Aria and it left such a positive impression on me that I wanted to come back to Warrnambool and perform again," Radcliffe said. "It's such a well-run eisteddfod here. "The level of professionalism and dedication to staging such a performance is really impressive. I chose Handel and Bellini's works because they are so beautiful and really have a personality that I relate to. "When you're singing music that resonates with you, it makes the performance so much easier." Radcliffe gained an honours degree in music at the Victorian College of the Arts before joining Opera Australia as a performer in the organisation's OzOpera program for school-aged children. She said she was looking forward to participating in the Herald Sun Aria and the Australian Singing Competition later this year. "There's a strong level of singers taking to the stage in Warrnambool, which makes it a great training ground for national competitions," the 24-year-old said. "This is a great boost for those competitions later in the year."


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 SOPRANO Kathryn Radcliffe has taken a leap towards stardom by reaching the semifinals of Australia’s richest and most prestigious singing competition for young classical singers. Radcliffe, from Croydon, is one of 10 singers who will perform in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition on October 10 at the Independent Theatre in North Sydney, with prizes and opportunities valued at more than $200,000. Five singers will be chosen from that final to perform at the Sydney Opera House on October 25.

Radcliffe, 25, began singing when she was a young girl and has completed an honours degree in music. She regularly performs with Opera Australia’s Oz Opera program, which this year took The Magic Flute to schools. Radcliffe said she was excited to be performing in the semifinal and hoped it would progress her career. ‘‘I hope to work as a principal artist, but I love chorus work as well,’’ she said.

​The competition is open to classical and opera singers under the age of 26. For more information, visit

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