Senior Vocal - City of Warrnambool Aria

It is with regret that we have to announce the cancellation of our Senior Vocal Section of the City of Warrnambool Aria.

We realise that COVID has played havoc with all our lives over the past 2 years, and we were excited about the prospect of having a wonderful range of vocalists to sing this year, but alas it wasn't to be. With insufficient numbers of entries, the Convenor, in consultation with the Committee and with great disappointment, made the decision to cancel the event. We hope that we will see you all once again in May in 2023

To be eligible for the heats of the Warrnambool Aria competitors must sing in both the Lieder Solo section and Championship Solo section.

Lieder Solo - Own choice of Lieder by any of the following composers - Beethoven, Brahms, Franz Liszt, Carl Loewe, Mahler, Max Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Richard Strauss & Wolf. 

Championship Solo - Competitors must sing two songs.

A. Oratorio. Own choice. To be sung in original key.

B. Art song.

Once through to the heats, the competitors are required to sing an operatic aria preceded by recitative (if any) of their choice in the original key from the standard repertoire of grand opera. All competitors prepare three arias - one for the heats and two for adjudicator's consideration if they are chosen for the final. 

Six competitors are selected to be finalists in the City of Warrnambool Aria.

In the finals competitors are required sing two Arias, firstly introducing their Arias and then briefly describing their character. Finalists also have an interview with the Adjudicator at least one hour before the Final.

2022 PRIZES :   

WINNER                               $3,500

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD   $   500

RUNNER UPS                         $   200  

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History was made in the 2019 Warrnambool Aria on Sunday 26th May, 2019
Warrnambool's Louise Keast and
Bundoora's Jia Yoa Sun
were announced as joint winners of the competition. 
Louise is also the first local winner since 1995.
Adjudicator Margaret Dalglish said that choosing the winner was the most difficult decision she has made in her close to 50 Eisteddfods she has adjudicated.  
Praise was also given to the other 3 finalists
- Iris Ferwerda, Kimberley Colman, and Madeleine Crombie.
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