The New Zealand Opera School Trustees and staff were delighted when the Dame Malvina Major Foundation created the DMMF Award to a student at the New Zealand Opera School to be presented at the conclusion of each January residential school.

The principal teachers, will, throughout the School, observe the students including their vocal ability, acting capabilities, languages and plans for the future and general presentation.

The 2022 recipient of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Award was Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono.