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Opera Season heralds three main-stage operas in three cities

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 11:17 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

The NBR New Zealand Opera has announced its 2013 Season, heralding a significant new beginning for the company as three main-stage operas are presented, in Auckland, Wellington, and for the first time, Christchurch. More >>

A New Zealand national opera company is born

Monday, 17 September 2012, 9:54 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

The Chairman of The NBR New Zealand Opera, Sir David Gascoigne, is delighted to announce that Southern Opera has agreed to join the company. This move is intended to ensure the long term future and viability of opera of an international standard in the South ... More >>

When the circus comes to… the opera

Monday, 27 August 2012, 10:08 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

“With a famous overture that promises an even madder day than The Marriage of Figaro – and delivers on that promise – our Bartered Bride is a political comedy featuring polkas, fights, excessive amounts of Czech beer, a brilliant anti-Communist ... More >>

A potent and effervescent comic masterpiece

Monday, 30 July 2012, 9:47 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

The NBR New Zealand Opera’s restaging of Daniel Slater’s ground-breaking Opera North production of Smetana’s The Bartered Bride , opening in Auckland on 22 September and Wellington on 13 October, dispenses with the folkloric clichés normally associated ... More >>

Freemasons boost their opera support to Gold level

Monday, 14 May 2012, 9:47 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

The NBR New Zealand Opera’s commitment to nurturing young singers has been given a significant boost through the generous support of Freemasons Roskill Foundation. More >>

One of opera’s greatest works takes centre stage

Monday, 23 April 2012, 10:13 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

“ Rigoletto is full of soaring music which makes one feel one's heart is going to burst. Dramatically, the title role is to an opera singer what Hamlet or King Lear is to an actor.” – Warwick Fyfe, Rigoletto More >>

A New Zealand opera for all New Zealanders

Tuesday, 17 January 2012, 9:35 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

“Hōhepa’s long journey is a tale most of us are ignorant of. But, curiously, preparing for Hōhepa and bringing it to life is making me feel much more connected to being a New Zealander.” [Sara Brodie, Director] More >>

Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Supports New Zealand Opera School

Tuesday, 8 November 2011, 3:42 pm | NBR New Zealand Opera

The New Zealand Opera School, based annually during January in Wanganui, is delighted to announce that the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation will be the sponsors for the final Opera School concert ‘ Great Moments of Opera 2012 , in the Royal Wanganui Opera ... More >>

Tragedy, comedy and history underpin 2012 opera season

Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 3:53 pm | NBR New Zealand Opera

The NBR New Zealand Opera has announced its 2012 Season, revealing an exciting and diverse programme for audiences. More >>

NZ Opera: Cavalleria & Pagliacci A Major Undertaking

Monday, 25 July 2011, 10:01 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (or Cav & Pag as they’re more commonly known) are short, one act operas, each lasting just over an hour. But for an opera company, they’re a major undertaking. More >>

Cav & Pag – two operas, three murders, four love affairs...

Monday, 20 June 2011, 1:10 pm | NBR New Zealand Opera

MEDIA RELEASE Issued by The NBR New Zealand Opera 20 June 2011 Cav & Pag – two operas, three murders, four love affairs, and a string of greatest hits More >>

No castrati in this Xerxes, but plenty of other thrills

Monday, 31 January 2011, 10:12 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

In March, The NBR New Zealand Opera presents the first fully staged Handel opera in New Zealand. This new production of Xerxes is a fresh and modern version of Handel’s original Baroque opera, but with its authenticity still intact. This has been achieved ... More >>

Opera and theatre combine for compelling show

Monday, 16 August 2010, 10:42 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

Verdi wrote of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth : “This tragedy is one of the greatest of human creations! If we do not manage to make something truly grand of it, at least let us try to do something out of the ordinary.” Driven by a faithfulness to the ... More >>

“Thoughtful and penetrating” production of Macbeth

Monday, 19 July 2010, 10:10 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

“Down to the last detail, Albery's production is thoughtful and penetrating, the evening absorbed by the enthralled audience in pin-drop silence.” [The Independent, UK] More >>

Young opera stars given chance to shine

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 2:15 pm | NBR New Zealand Opera

Four young opera singers have been selected to join The NBR New Zealand Opera’s PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist programme. For Cameron Barclay, tenor (Auckland), Amelia Berry, soprano (Wellington), Rachel Day, soprano ... More >>

Marriage triumphs, on and off stage

Monday, 12 April 2010, 11:00 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

In a case of Life imitating Art, real-life couple Wade Kernot and Emma Pearson take to the stage in the roles of the put-upon valet Figaro and his irresistible fiancée Susanna in The NBR New Zealand Opera’s forthcoming production of The Marriage of ... More >>

A Catch 22 where you actually win!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 9:04 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

The NBR New Zealand Opera has declared war on empty seats in its performances with the implementation of Catch $22. More >>

Stars line up for opera on a grand scale

Wednesday, 12 August 2009, 6:06 pm | NBR New Zealand Opera

New Zealand soprano ANNA LEESE, a rising star of international opera, returns to New Zealand in September to debut as Tatyana, the lead female role in The NBR New Zealand Opera's Genesis Energy season of Eugene Onegin. More >>

Dynamic team behind lavish new opera production

Monday, 13 July 2009, 11:24 am | NBR New Zealand Opera

Three dynamic artists – director Patrick Nolan, designer Genevieve Blanchett and conductor Alexander Polianichko – play pivotal roles in The NBR New Zealand Opera’s Genesis Energy season of Tchaikovsky’s great opera, Eugene Onegin, opening on 17 ... More >>

Zany opera to banish recession blues

Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 1:04 pm | NBR New Zealand Opera

Modern, sexy, sassy, fun – The NBR New Zealand Opera’s daring new production of The Italian Girl in Algiers, opening in May, is opera as you have most likely never seen it before. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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