99th Herald Sun Aria with Melbourne Opera

Herald Sun Aria

Presented by Melbourne Opera


An astounding afternoon 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, 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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3.00pm – 3.40pm: First Half
3:40pm – 4.00pm: Interval
4.00pm – 4:40pm: Second Half
4.40 – 4.50pm: VCASS Performances
4.50pm – 5.15pm: Awards