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New Zealand Opera Launches ‘New Opera Forum’

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 10:48 am | New Zealand Opera

New Zealand Opera is proud to announce the inaugural New Opera Forum , to be held at the Gallagher Performing Arts Academy, Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, Waikato University, from 22nd to 26th of April 2024. The New Opera Forum creates a space for story-telling ... More >>

New Zealand Opera appoints new General Director

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:44 am | New Zealand Opera

Monday, 18 June 2018– New Zealand Opera has announced the appointment of Thomas de Mallet Burgess as General Director. More >>

Jonathan Abernethy Winner of 2014 Opera Awards

Saturday, 6 December 2014, 10:53 am | New Zealand Opera

Roland Gridiger, CEO of Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd, today announced that the 2014 Opera Awards winner is New Zealand tenor Jonathan Abernethy. Jonathan was selected by an eminent judging panel that included Dr Di Bresciani, Conal Coad, Rachelle ... More >>

A Change of Chairs at New Zealand Opera

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:45 am | New Zealand Opera

New Zealand Opera has announced that John Harvey has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He follows Sir David Gascoigne, who is standing down. “I have chaired the Board since 2001, and that seems long enough,” says Sir David. More >>

New young singers named for NZO internships

Monday, 23 June 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Opera

New Zealand Opera has announced its Emerging Artists for 2014/15. The five successful candidates include one of the youngest ever at age 21, and come from across small-town and metropolitan New Zealand. More >>

Opera through shared eyes

Monday, 16 June 2014, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Opera

New Zealand Opera will be even more accessible when the curtain goes up for a fresh new production of La traviata this week. The national opera company is offering an Audio Description service for people who are blind or vision impaired. It will also ... More >>

Favourite fare for 2014 NZ Opera season

Friday, 18 October 2013, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Opera

New Zealand Opera has launched its 2014 season, unveiling a feast of favourites for audiences throughout the country. Three works, all absolute cornerstones of the repertoire, will be staged in 2014 More >>

Artists Assemble For Bold New Production

Monday, 26 August 2013, 10:14 am | New Zealand Opera

When New Zealand Opera’s season of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman opens next month, some of the biggest and best voices in the business will be on stage. More >>

Opera a thrill for the senses

Monday, 5 August 2013, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Opera

“Expect theatricality!” says Wyn Davies, conductor of New Zealand Opera’s forthcoming new production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman , opening in Wellington on 14 September and in Auckland on 5 October. More >>

Stars come out for opera of our time

Monday, 29 July 2013, 10:52 am | New Zealand Opera

New Zealand Opera’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Don Giovanni , comes to life in Christchurch in three weeks, heralding the rebirth of fully staged opera in the city. More >>

The thrill of opera returns to Christchurch

Monday, 1 July 2013, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Opera

As with all great pieces, the possibilities for Don Giovanni are endless, which is why it will continue to be performed forever. If Mozart is Shakespeare, then Don Giovanni is his Hamlet – an eternal work which continues to ask questions of performers ... More >>

NZ Opera’s General Director heads to the US

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 10:39 am | New Zealand Opera

New Zealand Opera’s Chairman, Sir David Gascoigne, announced today that Aidan Lang, General Director of New Zealand Opera, will be leaving the company in March 2014 to take up the position of General Director of Seattle Opera. More >>

New Zealand Opera releases a beautiful Butterfly

Monday, 18 February 2013, 8:56 am | New Zealand Opera

Puccini’s Madame Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, and New Zealand Opera’s forthcoming new production of the work (opening in Auckland on 18 April and in Wellington on 11 May) is also destined to be one of the most beautiful. More >>

Natural Beauty Inspires Opera Weekend in the Sounds

Monday, 21 May 2012, 3:42 pm | New Zealand Opera

When the heroine in Puccini’s Tosca sings the dramatic aria Vissi d’arte she’s describing her lifelong passion for love and music. Bay of Many Coves has put those elements together to create an Opera Lovers’ Weekend with the NZ Opera. More >>

A daring new production of Rigoletto

Monday, 26 March 2012, 9:54 am | New Zealand Opera

MEDIA RELEASE Issued by The NBR New Zealand Opera 26 March 2012 A daring new production of Rigoletto More >>




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