7.30pm, Saturday 28 July 2018 - 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 five 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 Johannes Fritzsch. Then watch on as the winners of more than $90,000 in prizes are announced live on stage by Head Judge and international opera star, Sir Thomas Allen.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 30 May 2018.



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.

In 2018 the stakes have never been higher, with a share of $90,000 in prizes to be won, and the opportunity to join the impressive line-up of previous victors like Benson Wilson, Sol3 Mio’s Amitai Pati, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major.

So who will win? Follow the journey and be part of the excitement.


Watch the 2016 Lexus Song Quest video

Listen to the 2016 Semi-Final recordings on the Radio New Zealand Concert website