“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.”

The New Zealand Aria competition is one of Australasia’s most prestigious singing competitions. The event has been in existence for over 70 years. Formerly known as the Lockwood Aria, the competition offers life-changing opportunities to entrants and has launched the careers of some fine young singers.

The event is the largest competition of its kind in the country, and its fame has spread throughout Australasia’s world of opera. The 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 attractive prize money, contribute to the performer’s further development in this demanding art. Entrants often go on to take part in major productions both in New Zealand and overseas.

The high numbers of contestants who have already been trained overseas and have returned to New Zealand, or conversely have plans toward furthering their development with offshore experience. The New Zealand Aria grows with each experience.

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.

Officers for the New Zealand Aria Trust

President: Mrs Jo-Anne La Grouw MNZM

Vice President: 
Mrs Anne Larkin


Trustees
: Mrs Jo-Anne La Grouw MNZM

Mrs Anne Larkin
Mrs Alison Perrin JP
Mr Grahame Hall QSO JP
Mrs Dianne Estcourt
Mr Lyall Thurston QSO JP
Mr Monty Morrison JP

Open Classes: Mr Lyall Thurston QSO JP

Under 21 Section: Mrs Anne Larkin

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

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

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Open Classes:

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

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