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Wellington talent comes home with "the best opera you will ever see"

This accolade for NZ Opera’s Don Giovanni in the Weekend Herald has been followed by superlative reviews and enthusiastic houses for the season at Auckland’s Aotea Centre. With the end of the Auckland run, the cast now has Wellington in its sights, much to the delight of the director and principal singers who call our city home.
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Merry Seduction on the Road to Hell

Let us take poor Don Giovanni and lay him on the psychoanalyst's couch, for he causes many problems in our popular culture now - especially under his original Spanish name, Don Juan.
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Scholarships enhance lives and leadership through music

“This opportunity enables a whole cohort of music educators to lift their practice to a significantly higher level. Ultimately, it's the wider music communities they engage who will reap the benefits of these scholarships. Congratulations.” [Dr Joe Harrop, Programme Director, Sistema Aotearoa]
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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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