Five young singers compete for New Zealand’s most-coveted singing prize

The Head Judge is Australian opera legend Lisa Gasteen.

Eliza Boom (soprano), Filipe Manu (tenor), Joe Haddow (baritone), Manase Latu (tenor), Joel Amosa (bass-baritone) sing art songs with Terence Dennis (piano) and operatic arias with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stephen Mould

First Half:

Eliza Boom: COATES - Green Hills o' Somerset   

Filipe Manu: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Silent Noon 

Joe Haddow: RACHMANINOV - When yesterday we met  

Manase Latu: TAUBER - Du bist die welt fur mich

Joel Amosa: COPLAND - At the River

All accompanied by pianist Terence Dennis

Second Half:

Eliza Boom: GOUNOD - Dieu! Quel frisson (Roméo et Juliette)             

Filipe Manu: MOZART - Dies bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (Die Zauberflöte)  

Joe Haddow: MOZART - Madamina il catalogo e questo (Don Giovanni)      

Manase Latu: BRITTEN - Nicolas devotes himself of God (Saint Nicolas)      

Joel Amosa: VERDI - Infelice! E tuo credevi (Ernani)   

Eliza Boom: MOZART - Dove Sono (Le nozze di Figaro)           

Filipe Manu : DONIZETTI - Povero Ernesto! (Don Pasquale)      

Joe Haddow: VERDI - Ella giammai m'amo (Don Carlo)            

Manase Latu: LALO - Vainement (Le Roi d'Ys)          

Joel Amosa: MOZART - Non più andrai - (Le nozze di Figaro)             

with NZSO conducted by Stephen Mould

LISZT - Les Préludes        

MC Clarissa Dunn

Lexus Finalists 2018 (L-R) Manase Latu, Joe Haddow, Joel Amosa, Eliza Boom, Felipe Manu with Adjudicator Lisa Gasteen

Lexus Finalists 2018 (L-R) Manase Latu, Joe Haddow, Joel Amosa, Eliza Boom, Felipe Manu with Adjudicator Lisa Gasteen Photo: Supplied

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