Enter the 2020 RMP Aria Competition

Deakin Edge, Federation Square (virtual)

ENTER THE 2020 RMP ARIA COMPETITION
Sunday 25 October 2020 at 3pm*, Deakin Edge, Federation Square (virtual)

*depending on health restrictions 

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM AND RULES  HERE

Please note that the deadline for entries to the 2020 RMP Aria is  10pm Sunday 18th  October 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Victorian Government health regulations this year’s RMP Aria will be filmed and will not be able to involved a live audience. The event will however be broadcast one week after the final, and the broadcast will also feature a previously filmed performance by the RMP Choir and Orchestra from Deakin Edge. In the event of regulations preventing a filmed performance, the judges will reserve the right to decide whether or not to award prizes based on entries submitted. Open to all Australian singers under 35.

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.

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.

ENTRY DEADLINE: 10pm on Sunday 18th October  2020

Eligibility

The RMP Aria Competition is open to all classical singers, amateur or professional
Eligible entrants must be:
i) under 35 years at 25 October, 2020
ii) an Australian citizen or current permanent resident.

2020 Adjudication Panel:

Sally-Anne Russell
Andrew Raiskums
Andrew Wailes
Stefan Cassomenos

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

To enter, all singers must complete the official entry form and return it by email to musicdirector@rmp.org.au as soon as possible by 10pm on Sunday 18th October 2020

DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM AND RULES HERE 

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

All entries this year should be sent by email, and all supporting materials digital.

Phone enquiries should be directed to RMP Artistic Director Andrew Wailes 0433 661 971.