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Entries Close: 4th August 2024
Late Entries Close: 23rd August 2024
Competition Dates: 31 October – 2 November 2024
FINALS NIGHT: SATURDAY 2nd November 2024

The Lockwood New Zealand Aria competition is one of Australasia’s prestigious singing competitions.

The event in existence since 1946 is the largest competition of its kind in New Zealand, and its fame has spread throughout Australasia’s world of opera. The Lockwood New Zealand Aria attracts aspiring opera stars who pit themselves against some of Australasia’s best young singers. The opportunity this engenders, along with the substantial prize money, contribute to the performer’s further development in this demanding art. Many entrants have gone on to forge careers in the opera world both in New Zealand and overseas.

The New Zealand Aria Trust welcomes you to the 76th Festival Weekend of Song to be held at Sir Howard Morrison Centre

Please consider entering online for this years New Zealand Aria competition. follow these simple directions