John Cummins, a former student of Mazenod College, is an international artist. His main involvement has been in the musical Opera scene, specialising in the Baritone vocal range. He graduated from the University of Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Music (Hons.) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in 1995. While studying, John went on to win a number of awards at an international level including ‘The Heinz Australian Youth Aria’(1994) and the ‘The National Liederfest Prize’ (1994). Later on, he won a number of competitions at a national level and international level including the ‘Glendebourne Festival Prize, Australian Singing Competition’ (1998) and the ‘Vienna State Opera Awards’ (1999). He undertook further professional development at the Wiener Staatsoper and in the U.K. John has been involved in a number of Opera programs including Opera Australia – Principal Artist (1999-2000), Vienna State Opera (1999) and the Zurich Opera (2000-2001). His performance history is a diverse and extensive list of excellence. John has performed in a number of international and national concerts including appearing as a soloist with the ABC Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, concert work ‘Messiah’, ‘The Creation’ and Faure’s Requiem and Carmina Burana’. He has recorded with a number of prestigious artists including the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in “Passion” and the DVD of “Madama Butterfly” (Imperial Commissioner) with Opera Australia/ ABC Classics. In 2002, John performed in the role of Figaro in the II Barbiere di Siviglia.