Enter the 2019 RMP Aria Competition

Deakin Edge, Federation Square

ENTER THE 2019 RMP ARIA COMPETITION
Sunday 18 August at 7pm, Deakin Edge, Federation Square

DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE

Please note that the deadline for entries to the 2019 RMP Aria is  5pm Friday 2nd  August

Now firmly established as one of Australia’s most prestigious singing events, the RMP Aria is Australia’s pre-eminent competition for oratorio soloists. Previous winners now rank amongst the nation’s most successful concert artists, with many having gone on to spectacular international careers.

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 $6000.00 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 direct a full scale performance of the the world ptremiere of Stefan Cassamenos’ Dixit Dominus, featuring the RMP Oratorio Festival Choir and RMP Orchestra, and outstanding soloists: Cassandra Wright (soprano, 2018 RMP Aria Winner), and Christian Smith (baritone, 2018 RMP Aria runner-up), Stefan Cassomenos (piano), Peter De Jager (harpsichord).

Audience 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.

ENTRY DEADLINE: 5pm on Friday 2nd August  2019

1. Eligibility
The RMP Aria Competition is open to all classical singers, amateur or professional
Eligible entrants must be:
i) under 35 years at 18 August, 2019
ii) an Australasian citizen or current resident.

Any previous or current member of the RMP choir, or a previously engaged soloist with the RMP is still permitted to enter the competiton, provided they meet the two criteria above.

To enter, all singers must complete the official entry form and return it to the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic as soon as possible by 5pm on Friday 2nd August 2019

DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE

PLEASE EMAIL COMPLETED ENTRY FORM AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS TO:  musicdirector@rmp.org.au

All postal entries should be sent to:

RMP ARIA COMPETITION
C/- ROYAL MELBOURNE PHILHARMONIC
THE DRILL HALL,
239 A’BECKETT STREET
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

Phone enquiries should be directed to Andrew Wailes +61 (0)433 661 971, or by email:
musicdirector@rmp.org.au