97th Herald Sun Aria with Melbourne Opera

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Presented by Melbourne Opera


An astounding evening of opera with Australia’s finest emerging classical singers.

Founded in 1924, the Aria is proudly the oldest and most prestigious competition in Australia for emerging classical singers. Join compere, Mairi Nicolson from ABC Classic FM’s, guest artists from Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, and of course our finalists for a memorable afternoon of music making.

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Finalists of the Herald Sun Aria with Melbourne Opera, conducted by Greg Hocking AM