LEXUS SONG QUEST 2016
On our journey to find the voices of tomorrow, Lexus Song Quest has discovered the great singers of today. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major, Jonathan Lemalu, and Sol3 Mio’s Amitai Pati – they are all previous Lexus Song Quest winners who now grace the opera stages of the world.
In 2016 the stakes have never been higher, with $50,000 in prizes up for grabs for the winner. Who will be next? Contestant entries are now open.
Join us for New Zealand’s most exciting and glamorous night of opera on Saturday 23 July 2016 at Auckland Town Hall. Tickets go on sale Monday 14 March 2016 at 9am. To beat the rush and book your tickets first, join New Zealand Festival supporters group The Culture Club, for an exclusive pre-sale.
Amitai Pati (left) wins 2012 Lexus Song Quest with runner up Stephen Diaz (right).
ROAD TO THE FINAL
The start of each Lexus Song Quest marks the beginning of an exhilarating ride for a special group of New Zealand’s best young singers. As with any journey, there are the joys of adventure, some roadblocks to navigate, and delight when we reach our destination. Plus we learn heaps along the way…
The Lexus Song Quest prize-winners will receive both a cash prize and a Lexus Study Scholarship
Will receive an immediate cash prize of $20,000 net and a Study Scholarship of $27,000, plus economy international travel up to the value of $3,000.
Will receive an immediate cash prize of $8,000 net supported by the Dame Malvina Major Foundation and a Study Scholarship of $10,000.
THIRD & FOURTH PLACE
Will each receive an immediate cash prize of $1,000 net.