Talented opera singers from across New Zealand and Australia come together in Rotorua next month to compete for the title of one of Australasia’s most prestigious singing competitions.
The event is the largest annual competition of its kind in the country, and its fame has spread throughout Australasia’s world of opera. The platform this competition provides, along with an attractive prize pool of $45k, contributes to the performer’s further development in this demanding art.
Joe La Grouw, CNZM and Chairman of the Board at Lockwood Group, says “The Aria has been a proud association of ours over the years, and we were particularly pleased to have been involved in the development of it, to the extent that it became eponymously known as the Lockwood Aria”.
The Lockwood Aria runs over three days with contestants competing in heats. Ten participants are then selected to compete in The Finals night, accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. The audience will also be treated to a performance by guest artist Christian Thurston. Tickets to the Finals Night on the 16th of October are available through Ticketmaster.