2022 Lexus Song Quest Grand Final Gala Buy Tickets

Michael Fowler Centre

Experience the excitement of New Zealand’s most glittering night of opera.

Hotly-contested and judged live on the night, watch on as five opera hopefuls take the stage in the biggest night of their performing lives, singing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. With up to $95,000 in prizes up for grabs, this coveted title is a life-changing career win. The five finalists will be announced live at the Semi-Finals, held in Wellington.

Be there for the thrilling finale as Aotearoa's next opera star is born. Follow the journey and be part of the excitement.

Tickets are on sale now for members of the Culture Club. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday 26 May.


From its inception in 1956, the Lexus Song Quest has become New Zealand opera’s most prestigious singing competition, launching the world-famous opera careers of many talented New Zealanders.

In 2022 the stakes have never been higher, with a share of $95,000 in prizes to be won, and the opportunity to join the impressive line-up of previous victors like Joel Amosa, Sol3 Mio's Amitai Pati, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major. Learn more about the Lexus Song Quest history.