The Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song (MIFLAS) is a masterclass and concert series for singers, pianists and audiences with a love of art song.

Art Song Gala featuring Dr Graham Johnson

A festival for lovers of art song

The Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music aims to nurture future performers of Lieder and art song under the guidance of internationally renowned artists. In a week-long series of masterclasses and concerts, young singers and pianists will be inspired to achieve the highest standards of excellence by specialists universally acknowledged for their contributions to the artform.

Patron and principal tutor, Dr Graham Johnson, will lead the way in forming the next generation of singers and pianists, brought together by a shared passion for collaboration and a deep love of song. The 2018 program will be announced soon.

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Festival artists

  • Graham Johnson
    Graham Johnson OBE
  • Stephen Varcoe
    Stephen Varcoe
  • Patricia Price
    Patricia Price

Events and tickets

  • Friday5:45 pm
    The Enamoured Soul: The Glory of Handel
    The Enamoured Soul: The Glory of Handel
    Melba Hall
  • Sunday2:00 pm
    An Afternoon at the Opera
    An Afternoon at the Opera
    Melba Hall
  • Saturday3:00 pm
    In Conversation with Dr Graham Johnson and Stephen Varcoe
    In Conversation with Dr Graham Johnson and Stephen Varcoe
    Melba Hall
  • Masterclass series with Dr Graham Johnson
    Masterclass series with Dr Graham Johnson
    Melba Hall
  • Masterclass series with Stephen Varcoe
    Masterclass series with Stephen Varcoe
    Melba Hall
  • Wednesday1:30 pm
    Songmakers Australia Lunchtime Concert
    Songmakers Australia Lunchtime Concert
    Melba Hall
  • Thursday7:30 pm
    MIFLAS Showcase
    MIFLAS Showcase
    Melba Hall
  • Friday7:30 pm
    MIFLAS Gala Concert
    MIFLAS Gala Concert
    Melba Hall

MIFLAS Festival Pass

The MIFLAS Festival Pass provides access to the following events:

  • In Conversation with Dr Graham Johnson and Stephen Varcoe (7 July, 3pm)
  • Audience access to four masterclasses with Dr Graham Johnson (8–11 July)
  • Audience access to four masterclasses with Stephen Varcoe (8–10 and 12 July)
  • MIFLAS Showcase (12 July, 7.30pm)

Individual event tickets and single-day passes can be purchased via the event tiles above.

Support us

Help us connect the Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song (MIFLAS) with our brightest future. For MIFLAS, your gift will secure the future of the festival. Your shared vision will help us continue to connect international opportunity with our next generations of lieder and art song.

MIFLAS is a truly unique opportunity that nurtures our future generations of Lieder and art song through world-class masterclass, performance, personal development and artistic advancement opportunities. 

Your donation can be directed towards any of the following exclusive opportunities essential to our festival:

Festival Support: A gift to secure the future of MIFLAS 

Ensure MIFLAS can continue to bring global artists and educational opportunities to the shores of Australia.

Education Support: A gift to sponsor the next generation 

Enable an aspiring singer or pianist to participate in MIFLAS, connecting global opportunities with our next generations of lieder and art song.

International Guest Support: A gift to sponsor our international Guest Artists 

Help us continue to bring global leaders in the education and performance field of lieder and art song to Australia, connecting our talent with international opportunity.

For a confidential discussion about your donation, please contact:

Roxy Kavanagh
Patrons and Partnerships Manager
roxy.kavanagh@unimelb.edu.au 

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