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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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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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