The New Zealand Aria Trust welcomes you to the 73rd Festival Weekend of Song to be held at
Distinction Hotel, 390 Fenton St, Rotorua.

Lockwood NZ Aria

Entries Close: 4 August 2019
Late Entries Close: 25 August 2019
Competition Dates: 31 October – 2 November 2019
FINALS NIGHT: SATURDAY 2 November 2019

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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.

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