The aria competitions, which began in 1993, are a great opportunity for our young singers to develop their talent, gain confidence, learn from each performance, give pleasure to the audience and have the opportunity to see their potential recognized.

These competitions are truly an amazing experience. For more information on the rules, dates, adjudicators, prizes and set pieces, please scroll down and follow the links provided.

PLEASE NOTE: To complete Registration, Aria Competitors must enter personal details, and name and composer of Preliminary Round Aria into the on-line Registration System AND complete the form below and email to the Aria Convenor by 11.59pm 11th March 2021.  

No late entries will be accepted.  

(link to Aria Form)

*Please note all aria entrants must fill in this form
2019 aria finalists
Aria Rules of Entry 

Reading these rules are very important






PLEASE remember: To complete Registration, Aria Competitors must enter personal details, and name and composer of Preliminary Round Aria into the on-line Registration System AND complete the form at the top of the page and email to the Aria Convenor by 11.59pm 11th March 2021.   


Location and Time

Senior Vocal - Pan Pac Foyer, Municipal Theatre, Tennyson Street, Napier.  Aria - MTG Century Theatre, Marine Parade, Napier 

Date & Time: To be advised in Programme  

Aria – Class 80

Preliminary Round –MTG Century Theatre, Marine Parade, Napier (Entry also off Herschell Street) 7.30pm on Saturday 11th April 2020. 

Final Round – MTG Century Theatre, Napier at 7.30pm on Sunday 12th April 2020.  


Gina Sanders, Auckland  



Jonathan Dunlop (021 022 62636) or  If you intend to use Jonathan please contact him by the closing date for entries to advise what you will sing and to arrange rehearsal time, if required.  


Adjudicator Gina Sanders will hold a 2hr Masterclass on Sunday 4th April at 10am.  The location will be confirmed closer to the event.  This Masterclass will specifically help the Aria finalists and those interested in furthering their careers but will prove valuable to all Aria contestants as they watch and learn from a maestro.  Gina will focus on performing your Aria by painting the scenario and adding drama and any of the arts that will help bring your Aria to life. Members of the public are welcome to observe at a cost of $15, and $10 for other Contestants.

click the links below to find out all the necessary information regarding the Easter Festival.


Established in 1908 by a group of prominent Hawke’s Bay citizens the Society aims to foster and promote all aspects of the Performing Arts.  Our annual competitions festival is held at Easter every year.


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