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.
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).