$3 million bequest ensures opera award in perpetuity

A major philanthropic gift and a transition to new management will see the Australian International Opera Award renamed as the Alastair Jackson International Opera Award.

The financial future of the Australian International Opera Awards (AIOA) has been secured thanks to a $3 million bequest by philanthropist Dr Alastair Jackson AM.

The award, established in 1983, offers a singer of outstanding quality and promise the opportunity to complete their operatic studies at the Royal College of Music (RCM) Opera Studio, London.

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