NZ Opera

New Zealand Opera blog

News, Stories & Imagination.


Review of Creative New Zealand's support for Opera

Creative New Zealand carries out rolling reviews of each of the areas of art form practice that it supports. On February 23, it released its Opera Discussion Paper. New Zealand Opera (NZO) has welcomed this review and we are taking time to thoroughly consider the discussion paper and create our submission. We encourage you to do the same.
Read Post


Star Navigator a new work by Tim Finn

Commissioned by West Australian Opera, Victorian Opera and New Zealand Opera. In a new collaboration, and a new model of joint commissioning, we are proud to announce that three Australasian opera companies, West Australian Opera, Victorian Opera and New Zealand Opera have come together to commission a new work from Tim Finn, OBE.
Read Post


Seasons for the Soul

Latin passions and sensory overload. From unbridled joy and silliness to deep loss and longing; from fairytale frivolity to characters sadistic and sexy, vengeful and visceral. It must be opera! This is the 2015 season of our national opera company.
Read Post


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.
Read Post


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.
Read Post


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]
Read Post