Opera Idol Song Contest 2017

Vocal Competition for School Students  

12-15 September 2017

Open to all school aged students, this competition provides a friendly and encouraging opportunity for young singers to be heard by professional judges and supportive audiences in the opera and classical singing community. Singers are required to audition with two contrasting songs from folk/ballad/art song/aria/musical theatre/opera repertoire.

Opera Idol Entry Form 2017

Closed Audition rounds held 12-14 September, 3.30 -6.30pm for each age group

FINAL AWARDS NIGHT, Friday 15 September, 6.30-9.30pm – tickets will be available from 20 August. 


We look forward to hearing new talent and beautiful voices!

‘Divas in my Soup’

Lunchtime Song Recital  

Saturday 19 August, 12pm  (St Marks Parish Centre, Remuera)

While away the winter blues at our lunchtime concert featuring a lineup of diva-licious talent including sopranos Elizabeth Mandeno, Leila Alexander and Bernice Austin accompanied by Rosie Barnes.  The programme features favorite songs and arias from opera, operetta and music theatre plus beautiful art and lieder items. Doors open at 12 noon and a complimentary light lunch is available prior to the 12.30pm to 1.30pm recital. Tickets $25 inc lunch (concessions available)

Early reservations are recommended or limited door sales from 12 noon.   Further information/Bookings: Ph 921 7801 or E admin@operafactory.com

Youth Opera Classes 2017

Sign up now for Term 1  – Click here for an enrolment form or email admin@operafactory.com.

Classes start 16 February but late enrolments will be accepted to 23 February
Youth Opera is a great opportunity to try something new – to extend your repertoire and knowledge and to find new confidence and passion, meet new friends!  Weekly classes will run on Thursdays from 4-6pm and cover singing, performance and creative projects themed around the world of opera, musicals and classical song.  Any skill level is accepted but an ability to read music is a plus! Enrolment is available for Term 1 & 2 and we will be working towards a showcase/production at the end of Term 2.  Fees $280 per term. Classes will be held at the Opera Factory studio, St Marks Parish Centre, 95 Remuera Road, Newmarket.

Youth Photo strip