Stephen Marsh is the 2018 recipient of the Paulette Bisley and Eleanor Blakemore Opera Scholarships with Melba Opera Trust. He made his professional debut in Victorian Opera’s Sleeping Beauty in 2017 and was also a developing artist, performing in Hansel and Gretel, Heroes and Villains (a gala concert) and Gordon Kerry’s The Snow Queen. Stephen was a member of the Opera Scholars Australia program for 6 years. Other companies he has performed with are Melbourne Opera (2012 – 2017 seasons), Melbourne Lyric Opera and Shoestring Opera Company. He has received multiple scholarships including the Barbara Pigdon Memorial, the Betty Amsden AO Scholarship ‘Opera Scholar of the Year’ for the Australian Music Events 2016/17 season and the John Duncan scholarship.