2018 LEXUS SONG QUEST
On our journey to find the voices of tomorrow, Lexus Song Quest has discovered the great singers of today. This coveted title is a life-changing career win – having launched the incredible talents of Dame Malvina Major, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Phillip Rhodes, Jonathan Lemalu and Sol3 Mio’s Amitai Pati.
In 2018 the stakes have never been higher, with $90,000 in prizes up for grabs for the winner.
Who will win?
Pre-sale Early Bird tickets for the Grand Final Gala go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 30 May 2018.
Currently Regional Admin Manager for ASB Central Auckland branches banking, while working on numerous oratorios and operas.
Currently studying her Masters in Music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Currently living in Hamilton and a Freemasons NZ Opera Artist with New Zealand Opera.
Home Town: Orini
Currently living in Berlin, Germany. Grew up on a Waikato dairy farm and studied Bachelor of Music (Hons) at University of Waikato.
Currently studying a double Science Major in E Bio and C Bio at Victoria University, while working on The Elixir of Love with New Zealand Opera.
Currently a Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera working on The Elixir of Love.
Currently studying a Masters of Music at the Opera Studies programme at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Currently studying a Master of Music in Voice at Mannes School of Music in New York.
Currently in London studying a Masters of Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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…
2018 Lexus Song Quest contestants will receive a share of $90,000 in cash and study scholarship prizes.
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 $10,000 net supported by the Dame Malvina Major Foundation and a Study Scholarship of $10,000.
The remaining finalists will each receive an immediate cash prize of $3,500 net. A $15,000 Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation scholarship will also be awarded.
21 & 22 July - St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington
The excitement builds as our ten Semi-Finalists compete for a place at the Grand Final, judged in front of a live audience.MORE
GRAND FINAL GALA
Saturday 28 July - Auckland Town Hall
Join us for New Zealand's most exciting and glamorous night of opera. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 30 May 2018.MORE
24 & 29 July - Wellington & Auckland
Enjoy this free public Masterclass series for future Song Quest hopefuls and their teachers with Head Judge Lisa Gasteen.MORE
PREVIOUS QUEST WINNER
“The Lexus Song Quest is an incredible opportunity to share a song with the nation.”