Herald Sun Aria
From Grand Opera

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$60,000 Awarded by the Herald Sun, Melbourne

One of Australia’s Richest Vocal Scholarships

Optional heat Auditions via Video submission. 

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 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).

2018 Adjudicators

Richard Mills- Orchestral Adjudicator

2 TBC

Max Reibel 2017 HSA Winner


Melbourne Recital Centre, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Melbourne Recital Centre, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Prize Money

Winner: $15,000

Runner Up: $6,000

Finalist: $1,250

Scholarships

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

Heats

September 14th 2018 – Anglican Cathedral, Lydiard St South, Ballarat

Semi Final

September 15th 2018 – Anglican Cathedral, Lydiard St South, Ballarat

Final

October 9th 2018 – 7.30 pm – Melbourne Recital Centre, Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Hall

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