Herald Sun Aria
From Grand Opera

$60,000 Awarded by the Herald Sun, Melbourne

One of Australia’s Richest Vocal Scholarships

New in 2017! Optional heat Auditions via Video submission. Click here to learn more!

2017 Details coming soon

Ballarat’s very own Herald Sun Aria From Grand Opera is internationally recognised as a showcase for Australia’s young operatic talent.

Widely regarded as the nation’s most prestigious competition for emerging opera singers, the Herald Sun Aria offers over $60,000 in cash prizes and scholarships to enrich the training of our brightest talent.

In 2017 the Herald Sun Aria celebrates 93 years of launching the international careers of many well-known singers, including: Dame Malvina Major (1964) Dame Kiri Te Kanawa 1965), Jonathon Summers (1973), Judith Henley (1976), Roger Lemke (1985), Jason Wasley (1993), and Rachelle Durkin (2000).

2017 Adjudicators



Competitors: Nomination of Arias

Competitors must submit the full names of four arias from Grand Opera by Friday 1st Septemeber 2017

2017 form coming soon

Please submit this by email:  compforms@royalsouthstreet.com.au or   post:  PO Box 33, Ballarat VIC 3353

Copyright & Supply of Music

In order to compete at the Royal South Street competitors must declare that all necessary licences for copyright have been obtained and only originals or licensed copies will be used in accordance with copyright laws and agreements. These terms & conditions are agreed upon when placing your entry.

Prize Money

Winner: $15,000

Runner Up: $6,000

Finalist: $1,250


Winner: $22,500 for overseas tuition and travel

Runner Up: $8,000 for overseas or Australian tuition and travel

Encouragement Award: $2,500 for Australian tuition and travel


September 15th 2017

Semi Final

September 16th 2017


October 25th 2017

Hamer Hall, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne

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