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Politically driven drama attracts top talent

Friday, 24 July 2015, 10:32 am | NZ Opera

NZ Opera General Director Stuart Maunder ’s new production of Tosca brings home New Zealand’s most celebrated living tenor for his first major opera role here in over a decade. Simon O’Neill , who has studied the role of Cavaradossi with ... More >>

NZ Opera’s Cinderella story is more than a fairytale

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 11:33 am | NZ Opera

“Hold your head up and you’ll go far” sings Lady Gaga in Born This Way . That is the theme of the new NZ Opera production of Rossini’s Cinderella story, La cenerentola , says its director Lindy Hume . “Show the world who you are, and people will love ... More >>

New Zealand Opera 2015 Season

Monday, 9 March 2015, 1:42 pm | NZ Opera

Latin passions and sensory overload. From unbridled joy and silliness to deep loss and longing; from fairytale frivolity to characters sadistic and sexy, vengeful and visceral. It must be opera! This is the 2015 season of our national opera company. ... More >>

Top cast arrives for one of greatest ever operas

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:47 pm | NZ Opera

Some of opera’s most warmly regarded and awarded singers are arriving this week from around New Zealand and the world, as rehearsals pick up pace for the Auckland and Wellington seasons of Don Giovanni . Director Sara Brodie’s up-to-the-minute ... More >>

Opera brings education benefits

Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:16 pm | NZ Opera

The involvement of young artists and students in and around the NZ Opera production of Don Giovanni has been delivering benefits in music, technology and drama education in Auckland this week, and will do so again through September. Some of the initiatives ... More >>

Don Giovanni: Contemporary, cutting edge opera

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 5:21 pm | NZ Opera

Opening on 18 September, New Zealand Opera’s third major production for 2014 is Mozart’s Don Giovanni . It has often been called the greatest opera ever written, and is certainly one of the most popular. Directed by New Zealander Sara Brodie , ... More >>

Bromance and romance, off-stage and on!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 2:54 pm | NZ Opera

As fire burns in a barrel on-stage to comfort the bohemians of modern-day Paris, the soaring music of Puccini is sure to warm all who come to welcome opera back to Christchurch on a memorable winter’s night. It is impossible not to be swept along ... More >>

350 performers cover the country

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 2:23 pm | NZ Opera

Theatres in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland are ringing to some of the world’s most famous music in the next week, as our national opera company works on performances simultaneously in all three centres. It is New Zealand’s busiest week of opera ... More >>

Friday 13th June: Black TieDay

Sunday, 8 June 2014, 11:54 am | NZ Opera

“Black Friday” 13th June is a red letter day for the national opera company, New Zealand Opera. Cartons of black-tie outfits and ballroom costumes will be unloaded from among 16 tonnes of staging being set up by an army of opera technicians at Auckland’s ... More >>

A Taste of the 2014 NZ Opera Season

Monday, 12 May 2014, 3:06 pm | NZ Opera

This is a diary / events guide update for your interest, reference and publication. The New Zealand Opera 2014 season is in full preparation, with a tantalising debut of the first work, a three-way co-production of La traviata , staged to critical ... More >>

New Zealand Opera appoints new General Director

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 4:13 pm | NZ Opera

Stuart Maunder, an Australian-born international opera director and arts manager, has been appointed General Director of New Zealand Opera. More >>

Issued by New Zealand Opera

Monday, 18 March 2013, 11:14 am | NZ Opera

Opera Star Returns As Butterfly Australian soprano Antoinette Halloran won the praise of critics and audiences in 2008 when she performed the role of Mimi in New Zealand Opera’s production of La bohème . More >>

Lakmania Spreads To Bay Of Many Coves

Wednesday, 11 July 2012, 4:36 pm | NZ Opera

The perfect opera duet to describe the 5-star resort Bay of Many Coves in the Marlborough Sounds is Sous le dome epais from Lakme by Delibes. More >>

NZ Opera Singer into Finals of Singing "Olympics"

Friday, 17 June 2005, 12:42 am | NZ Opera

MEDIA RELEASE 17 June 2005 NZ Opera Singer into Finals of Singing "Olympics" Wendy Dawn Thompson, one of New Z ealand 's rising young opera singers, is through to the Finals of the Main Competition at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, ... More >>

Young Opera Singers Get Chance At The Limelight

Friday, 17 December 2004, 9:56 am | NZ Opera

Young Opera Singers Get Their Chance At The Limelight - The 2005 Pricewaterhousecoopers Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists More >>