2019 RMP Aria Final / Cassomenos: Dixit Dominus (world premiere)

Deakin Edge, Federation Square

The 13th RMP Aria Competition Final
Sing Your Own Oratorio featuring the world premiere of Stefan Cassomenos’ new oratorio Dixit Dominus, especially commissioned by the RMP for this event. 
Deakin Edge, Federation Square



Selected Oratorio Arias and Recitatives

The Finalists of the 2019 RMP ARIA will battle it out for the chance to win thousands of dollars worth of cash, professional photography packages, language coaching and various other prizes – as well as future engagements with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic.

Each singer will perform a short program of arias and recitatives from the world of oratorio, accompanied on piano by outstanding pianist and RMP Principal Accompanist Stefan Cassomenos. A distinguished panel of judges will decide over $5000.00 worth of cash prizes, as well as other awards including language coaching and professional photographic packages and future performance opportunities with the RMP.

At the end of the Final, RMP Chief Conductor Andrew Wailes will conduct the RMP Oratorio Festival Choir, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists, in the world premiere performance of Dixit Dominus, a new oratorio especially composed by Stefan Cassomenos.

Tickets include a free champagne reception at the conclusion of the evening, where audience members have the chance to meet the finalists, adjudicators, orchestra, choir and conductor.

A gala event, not to be missed!

Stefan Cassomenos Official Accompanist and Adjudicator

Andrew Wailes Conductor and Adjudicator (Chair)

Sally-Anne Russell Adjudicator

Dr Calvin Bowman Organist and Adjudicator

Peter Bandy compere

RMP Aria Finalists

RMP Oratorio Festival Choir

RMP Orchestra and soloists