The Herald Sun Aria in partnership with Melbourne Opera

The Herald Sun Aria, established in 1924, is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prize for emerging classical singers. 2018 sees the Herald Sun Aria enter a whole new era as Melbourne Opera signs on as an official partner for the next five years.

View the vocal competition schedule here or Enter via Stardom here

Optional heat auditions via video submission

2018 adjudicators: Greg Hocking – orchestral adjudicator, Dobbs Franks and Tiffany Speight

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

Winner – $35,000

The Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Prize – $10,000

The Richard Divall Prize – $10,000

Other finalists – $1,500

Semi finalists that don’t get in the final will receive $200 each.

In 2018 the Herald Sun Aria celebrates 94 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).

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Melbourne Recital Centre, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Melbourne Recital Centre, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Hall[/caption]


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