7.30pm, Saturday 23 July 2016 - Auckland Town Hall

Feel the excitement at New Zealand’s most glittering night of opera, the Lexus Song Quest Grand Final Gala.

Join us as four of our country’s finest young voices take the stage for the biggest night of their performing lives, singing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart. Then watch on as the winners of more than $90,000 in prizes are announced live on stage by guest judge and international opera star, Yvonne Kenny.

Ticket prices range from $20-85, plus booking fees.




2014 Lexus Song Quest finalists

2014 Lexus Song Quest finalists



From its inception in 1956, the Lexus Song Quest has become New Zealand opera’s most prestigious singing competition, launching the world famous opera careers of many talented New Zealanders.

Now, in the event’s 60th anniversary year, the stakes have never been higher. Not only will the winner join an impressive line-up of previous victors like Isabella Moore (above), Sol3 Mio’s Amitai Pati, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major – there is now $85,000 in prizes up for grabs.

So who will be next?


Watch the 2014 Lexus Song Quest video

Listen to the 2014 Semi-Final recordings on the Radio New Zealand Concert website