Royal South Street Eisteddfod 2018
Herald Sun Aria
14 Sep 2018 to 14 Sep 2018
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)


 

 

HERALD SUN ARIA

In partnership with Melbourne Opera

 

94th Year

 

 

$60,000 AWARDED BY THE HERALD SUN, MELBOURNE

 

Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prize for emerging classical singers.

 

Adjudicators:

Orchestral Adjudicator ~ Greg Hocking

Frank Dobbs

Tiffany Speight

 

SECTION CHAIR: Mr Peter Zala

 

 

PRIZES

 

 WINNER - $30,000

 

The Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Prize – $10,000

 

The Richard Divall Prize – $10,000

 

Other Finalists - $1,500

 

 

Heats Friday, 14th September – Anglican Cathedral, 49 Lydiard St, Ballarat

Semi-Final Saturday 15th September - Anglican Cathedral, 49 Lydiard St, Ballarat

 

 

The Herald Sun Aria final will be held at the

Melbourne Recital Centre, Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne,

Tuesday 9th October 7.30 pm

 

$200 will be awarded to each of the 12 competitors selected for the Semi-Final at the

Royal South Street Competitions.  

 

Entry Fee: $88

RETURNING IN 2018 OPTIONAL VIDEO ENTRY INTO HEATS

 

HERALD SUN ARIA CONDITIONS

These conditions are to be read in conjunction with The Royal South Street Society

General Conditions

 

  1. This contest is open to any Australasian (Australia, New Zealand, etc) person who has been resident in Australasia for at least 5 years immediately prior to October 1, 2018.  Competitors must be at least 19 and not over 35 years of age on December 31, 2018. (E.g. Competitor can be aged 35 years and 11 months - but must not have attained 36th birthday prior to 31st December). First prize winners of previous Herald Sun Aria contests are not eligible to enter.  In the semi-final and final the adjudicators will consider the singer’s potential as well as performance.
  2. Competitors must enter in their own names and be prepared to furnish birth certificates and proof of residency, if requested
  3. Competitors must compete in the order in which their names appear in the official program, unless officially authorised or directed otherwise.
  4. The closing date for entries is 5pm June 29th 2018.
  5. Competitors must submit the full names of four arias from grand opera by 27th July 2018.

Competitors in the heats will sing an aria of their own choice from the four submitted.  In the semi-final, competitors must sing a different aria from that which they sang in the heat, which will be chosen by the adjudicators from the four submitted.  At the final in Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, it is intended that competitors sing two arias of their choice, from the four submitted, at least one of which has not previously been sung by that competitor in either the heats or the semi-final, however, this may be varied by the adjudicators in order to accommodate orchestral considerations. All arias are to be performed in the original language and key.

  1. Twelve (12) will be selected from the heats to compete in a semi-final at Royal South Street, of which up to six (6) may be chosen from video entries. From the semi-final five (5) will be selected to appear in the final at Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Hall.  In addition, two semi-finalists may be chosen as emergencies. The five (5) finalists must be available for two interviews – firstly with the adjudicators and secondly with a representative of the Herald Sun, immediately following the completion of the semi-final.
  2. An official Royal South Street accompanist will be provided for the heat(s) and semi-final in Ballarat. Competitors may engage their own accompanist for the heat if desired, but the official Royal South Street accompanist must be used by all semi-finalists. Payments to the accompanist for any privately arranged rehearsals with the official accompanist are the responsibility of the competitor. Both arias at the final will be sung to orchestral accompaniment and the finalists will be required for rehearsals at times to be notified.
  3. Music & Copyright:  Competitors must provide music for up to three adjudicators and accompanist at the heat, semi-final and final. On all three occasions the original music may be provided for use by one of the adjudicators. For information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to APRA AMCOS Copyright Rules

For the accompanist’s music it is preferable that photocopies of the original (book) music be used. For the accompanist’s music, competitors must take care to ensure that:-

  1. the photocopies are of a high quality and none of the score is missing
  2. all pages are in correct order; and
  3. pages are securely presented in individual non-glare plastic sleeves in a spiral type binder that does not have removable sleeves
  1. Semi-finalists, who are chosen to contest the final, must provide Curriculum Vitae, once selected and at the time of interview with the Herald Sun. NB this information must NOT be attached to the music submitted at the time of registration prior to the semi-final.
  2. Semi-finalists selected from the video heats will be notified from week commencing 23rd July 2018, semi-finalists selected from the live heats will be notified at the conclusion of the last heat. All semi-finalists MUST perform live on Saturday 15th September at The Anglican Cathedral, Ballarat.
  3. Competitors may only enter via one avenue, either video or in person, not both.

 

 

 

 

HERALD SUN ARIA CONDITIONS – VIDEO ENTRANTS

 

These conditions are to be read in conjunction with the Herald Sun Aria conditions and The Royal South Street Society General Conditions

 

  1. Video entries must be submitted online via the provided link by 5pm 29th June 2018

 

  1. Only one Aria may be performed for the video entry.

 

  1. Video entries can be recorded with a smartphone/ device and must not be digitally enhanced in any way. The video must be recorded within 3 months of the submission date.

 

 

  1. Video entries must have piano accompaniment.

 

 

  1. Semi-Finalists chosen from the video entries will be notified from week commencing 23rd July.

 

 

  1. Videos must be submitted along with the music score for the performed piece.

 

 

  1. Competitors must submit the title of the aria, from grand opera, along with the names of the opera and the composer.

 

 

  1. If chosen for the semi-final and/ or the grand final competitors must provide music as specified by special condition 8.

 

 

 


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 29/06/2018 5:00:00 PM (AEST)
19 to Under 35
540 HERALD SUN ARIA Herald Sun Aria     19 to Under 35

Time Limit:

PRIZES: WINNER $15,000, RUNNER UP $6,000, FINALIST $1,250 SCHOLARSHIPS Winner: $22,000 for overseas tuition and travel Runner Up: $8,000 for overseas or Australian tuition and travel Encouragement Award: $2,500 for Australian tuition and travel $200 will be awarded to each of the 12 competitors selected for the semi-final. The Herald Sun Aria final will be held at Hamer Hall, Victoria Arts Centre, Melbourne, on Thursday 16th August at 7.30pm

Herald Sun Aria Sponsor

Entries Closed
Entry: $88.00
540.1 HERALD SUN ARIA - VIDEO ENTRY Solo     19 to Under 35

Time Limit:

Video entries must be submitted online via the provided link by 5pm Friday 1st June 2018. Only 1 Aria may be performed for the video entry. All semi finalists must perform live on Saturday 21st July. PRIZES: WINNER $15,000, RUNNER UP $6,000, FINALIST $1,250 SCHOLARSHIPS Winner: $22,500 for overseas tuition and travel Runner Up: $8,000 for overseas or Australian tuition and travel Encouragement Award: $2,500 for Australian tuition and travel The Herald Sun Aria final will be held at Hamer Hall, Victoria Arts Centre, Melbourne, on Thursday 16th August at 7.30pm $200 will be awarded to each of the 12 competitors selected for the Semi-Final at the Royal South Street Competitions.

Herald Sun Aria Sponsor

Entries Closed
Entry: $88.00