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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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Favourite fare for 2014 NZ Opera season

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: Verdi’s La traviata and Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be performed in Auckland and Wellington, with Puccini’s La bohème in Christchurch.
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Shades of Johnny Depp and Dr Who

Distinguished conductor and New Zealand Opera’s Director of Music, Wyn Davies, explains why he’s excited about conducting The Flying Dutchman, even though he wouldn’t call himself a Wagnerian.
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Don Giovanni in rehearsal

Watch the ultimate seducer get his comeuppance in NZ Opera's raw new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. On stage in Christchurch 21 - 24 August 2013.
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