“Over the years the competition has generated such a widespread reputation that it attracts a high calibre of entrants, judges and conductors. Musical splendour is enhanced by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.”

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


Entries Close: 4 August 2018
Late Entries Close: 25 August 2018
Competition: 25-26 October 2018
Finals Night: Saturday 27 October 2018
Finals Night Venue: Destiny Auditorium

Enter the New Zealand Aria Competition

Download NZ Aria Entry FormClick Here to enter online

New Zealand Aria 2018 Programme

Download NZ Aria Programme

Each competitor entered into Class 345 qualifies for one complimentary ticket to the finals night. These tickets will be available until noon Sunday from the registration desk.

New Zealand Aria 2018 Syllabus

2018 New Zealand Aria Syllabus

Download Arias in the APO Library

Download Arias in APO Library

The New Zealand Aria competition is one of Australasia’s most prestigious singing competitions. The event, in its current format, has been held annually for the past 13 years. Formerly known as the Rotorua Lockwood Aria, the competition offers life-changing opportunities to entrants and has launched the careers of some fine young singers.

All correspondence to be addressed to:

Under 21 yrs Classes:

Mrs Anne Larkin
(t): 07 349 2987 or (m): 021 136 0310
Address: PO Box 1194, Rotorua

Email Anne Larkin
Open Classes:

Mrs Jo-Anne La Grouw MNZM
(t): 07 349 0342 or (m): 021 812 611
Address: PO Box 1194, Rotorua

Email Jo-Anne La Grouw