7 Jul 2016

The Lexus Song Quest 2016 begins

From Lexus Song Quest

Celebrating its 60th Birthday this year, the Lexus Song Quest has launched the careers of Aotearoa’s finest international opera stars including Sol3 Mio’s Amitai Pati, Jonathan Lemalu, Dame Malvina Major and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

We are thrilled to be once again partnering with the Lexus Song Quest to bring our listeners all stages of the competition, direct from the venues!


Semi-Final - Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July, 7pm

The ten talented semi-finalists will perform in concerts over two nights in Wellington. They will sing art songs and an aria, accompanied by pianist Terence Dennis. The four finalists will be announced by judge Yvonne Kenny at the end of Sunday's concert. 

Scroll through the ten semi-finalists:

Grand Final - Saturday 23 July, 7.30pm

Each of the four finalists will appear in concert at the Auckland Town Hall, singing two contrasting items for piano accompanied by Terence Dennis; and two arias accompanied by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by their Music Director Edo de Waart.

The results will be announced by judge Yvonne Kenny live on stage at the end of the evening. 

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