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The life and loves of the original Don Juan

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.
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Let There Be Light

When New Zealand Opera’s Head of Lighting was a small boy growing up in England and trotting off to plays with his parents, he became fascinated with the lights that illuminated performers and scenes on stage, and how tiny particles of dust were defined by the light penetrating dark spaces.
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In Good Hands

So what attracted Stuart Maunder to New Zealand Opera? “The Company is poised to do more extraordinary things. Look what it is doing in Australia with co-productions. It is also a truly national company.
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Top Ten

What’s in yours? I must be very peculiar because my top ten list includes Idomeneo, The Coronation of Poppea and Rusalka — three operas a lot of people haven’t even heard of.
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An Eye for the Job

It’s a wonder he hasn’t gone beady-eyed. But three quarters of the way through the task of threading thousands of beads for the forthcoming staging of La traviata, Hemi Wipiti grins, his eyes are alert, his fingers still nimble.
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