It is with great regret and sadness that the 2020 Lockwood New Zealand Aria will be cancelled. This decision was not taken lightly, but now allows all competitors to support the fight of Covid-19 with all of New Zealand.

Next year the Lockwood New Zealand Aria will be having a 2021 Gala Celebration to celebrate its 75th year this will coincide with the reopening of the refurbished Performing Arts Centre.

There will be extra prize money and the introduction of a musical theatre class.

Thanking you in advance, Jo-Anne La Grouw MNZM (t): +64 (0) 7 349 0342

Please consider entering online for this years New Zealand Aria competition. follow these simple directions
Just a quick message to congratulate you on a superb event last evening. Rachel and I truly enjoyed the extensive talent in the competition and we were truly proud to be associated in such a rewarding way. We do look forward to continuing our association under the new umbrella of ‘Lockwood’ Aria. Thank you once again.- Richard Johnston, Head of Business, Coombes Johnston BMW and MINI
I didn't get a chance to say goodbye last night but thank you once again for a wonderful experience here in Rotorua. What a great night, and to have coped with the venue changes and associated issues was a monumental task but as always, done with such love and care that it all seems to work. It's such a privilege to be a part of this, a very special part of the singing calendar and one of my favourites times of the year. I hope you all get some well deserved rest now.- Claire
Thanks for a great and successful NZ Aria experience!! I really enjoyed this as it was my frist year competing! But i must thank you and the whole team for the awesome experience!- Emmanuel Fuimaono