NZ Opera

Upcoming Events

June 8, 2014 Wgn
Dame Malvina at Government House
Dame Malvina at Government House

A concert featuring Dame Malvina Major with Freemasons Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists Elizabeth Mandeno and Oliver Sewell and 2014 Freemasons Dame Malvina Major Young Artist Rachelle Pike. Accompanied by Head of Music Staff, Bruce Greenfield.

Hosted by Wellington Friends of the Opera.

  • Sunday June 8. — 3 - 5pm
  • Government House
  • TICKETS
    $85 Adults.
    Ten tickets available at $45 for Young Friends of the Opera members.

    ENQUIRIES:
    Sally Abernethy (04) 905 2649, Angela Gorton (04) 479 9368, Rosalie Thurston (04) 479 7623

    BOOKINGS: Julie Bird, NZO Box Office.
  • Enquiries: BOOK NOW. (04) 499 8343
June 21, 2014 Akl
La traviata: Pre-Show Talks (A)
La traviata: Pre-Show Talks (A)

Pre-Show talks are held before selected performances only.

AUCKLAND PRE-SHOW TALK DATES & TIMES:
Saturday, 21 June 6.30pm
Wednesday, 25 June 6.30pm
Friday, 27 June 6.30pm
Sunday, 29 June 1.30pm

Join us before these performances for a short Pre-Show Talk on the history of Verdi's opera. Enjoy some stories from behind the scenes of this production, plus attempt our snap quiz for you chance to win a mystery prize!

Pre-Show Talks are free to all ticket holders and no reservation is required but we suggest early arrival to be sure of a seat.

  • Saturday June 21. — 6.30-7pm (30 mins)
  • Air New Zealand Foyer, Level 5, Aotea Centre
  • FREE event
  • Enquiries: hello@nzopera.co.nz
June 25, 2014 Akl
La traviata: Friends Night
La traviata: Friends Night

Take a backstage tour after the show for a close-up look at the set of this exciting new production, then party with the cast and crew in the Green Room at the Friends’ Night Soirée.

Hosted by Auckland Friends of the Opera.

  • Wednesday June 25. — Directly following the 7.30pm performance
  • Meet at the Friends Desk, Level 1, Aotea Centre
  • TICKETS
    $35 Friends, $40 Guests, $25 25 and under

    BOOKINGS: Julie Bird, NZO Box Office
  • Enquiries: BOOK NOW. (09) 379 4068
June 25, 2014 Akl
La traviata: Opera Exposed Night
La traviata: Opera Exposed Night

Enhance your night at the Opera - for extra treats before and during a performance book your tickets on Opera Exposed night.

Begin your evening with a Pre-Show Talk, then during interval stay in your seat for a short on-stage presentation. This will include a quick chat with selected cast members and give audience members an insight into set construction, props, direction and some of the theatrical tricks of the trade. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the action.

The on-stage presentation is approximately 10 minutes which allows patrons a chance to freshen up in the second half of the 20 minute interval.

  • Wednesday June 25. — from 6.30pm
  • ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
  • FREE event
  • Enquiries: hello@nzopera.co.nz
June 29, 2014 Chch
La boheme: Friends Forum
La boheme: Friends Forum

Spotlight on La boheme.

Join us at the La boheme Forum, a unique social occasion where you will meet select cast members from the opera who will share the background on this production and discuss their characters.

Hosted by Christchurch Friends of the Opera.

  • Sunday June 29. — 3pm - 5pm
  • Venue tbc
  • TICKETS
    $30 Friends, $35 Guests, $20 25 and under

    BOOKINGS: Julie Bird, NZO Box Office
  • Enquiries: BOOK NOW. 0800 NZOPERA (696 737)
July 2, 2014 Wgn
La traviata: Friends Forum
La traviata: Friends Forum

Spotlight on La traviata.

Join us at the La traviata Forum, a unique social occasion where you will meet select cast members from the opera who will share the background on this production and discuss their characters.

Hosted by Wellington Friends of the Opera.

  • Wednesday July 2. — 6pm - 8pm
  • Venue tbc.
  • TICKETS
    $30 Friends, $35 Guests, $20 25 and Under

    ENQUIRIES:
    Felicity Wong (04) 971 8525, Gael Webster (04) 385 8968

    BOOKINGS: Julie Bird, NZO Box Office.
  • Enquiries: BOOK NOW. (04) 499 8343
July 13, 2014 Wgn
La traviata: Pre-Show Talks (W)
La traviata: Pre-Show Talks (W)

Pre-Show talks are held before selected performances only.

WELLINGTON PRE-SHOW TALK DATES & TIMES:
Sunday, 13 July 1.30pm
Tuesday, 15 July 5pm
Thursday, 17 July 6.30pm
Saturday, 19 July 6.30pm

Join us before any of these performances for a short Pre-Show Talk on the history of Verdi's opera. Enjoy some stories from behind the scenes of this production, plus attempt our snap quiz for you chance to win a mystery prize!

Pre-Show Talks are free to all ticket holders and no reservation is required but we suggest early arrival to be sure of a seat.

  • Sunday July 13. — 1.30 - 2pm (30 mins)
  • Hospitality Suite, 1st Floor Gallery, St James Theatre
  • FREE events.
  • Enquiries: hello@nzopera.co.nz
July 15, 2014 Wgn
La traviata: Friends Night
La traviata: Friends Night

Join us for a backstage tour for a close-up look at the set of this exciting new production, then party with the cast and crew in the Green Room at the Friends’ Night Soirée.

Hosted by Wellington Friends of the Opera.

  • Tuesday July 15. — Directly following the 6pm performance
  • Meet at the Friends Desk, St James Theatre foyer
  • TICKETS
    $35 Friends, $40 Guests, $25 25 and under

    ENQUIRIES:
    Sam Williamson (04) 472 3011
    Oliver Ibbetson (04) 676 114

    BOOKINGS: Julie Bird, NZO Box Office.
  • Enquiries: BOOK NOW. (04) 499 8343
July 15, 2014 Wgn
La traviata: Opera Exposed Night
La traviata: Opera Exposed Night

Enhance your night at the Opera - for extra treats before and during a performance book your tickets on Opera Exposed night.

Begin your evening with a Pre-Show Talk, then during interval stay in your seat for a short on-stage presentation. This will include a quick chat with selected cast members and give audience members an insight into set construction, props, direction and some of the theatrical tricks of the trade. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the action.

The on-stage presentation is approximately 10 minutes which allows patrons a chance to freshen up in the second half of the 20 minute interval.

  • Tuesday July 15. — from 5pm
  • St James Theatre
  • FREE event
  • Enquiries: hello@nzopera.co.nz
July 16, 2014 Chch
La boheme: Pre-Show Talks (C)
La boheme: Pre-Show Talks (C)

Pre-Show talks are held before selected performances only.

CHRISTCHURCH PRE-SHOW TALK DATES & TIMES:
Wednesday, 16 July 6.30pm
Friday, 18 July 6.30pm

Join us before these performances for a short Pre-Show Talk on the history of Puccini's opera. Enjoy some stories from behind the scenes of this production, plus attempt our snap quiz for you chance to win a mystery prize!

Pre-Show Talks are free to all ticket holders and no reservation is required but we suggest early arrival to be sure of a seat.

  • Wednesday July 16. — 6.30 - 7pm (30 mins)
  • South Concourse, CBS Canterbury Arena
  • FREE event
  • Enquiries: hello@nzopera.co.nz
July 16, 2014 Chch
La boheme: Opera Exposed Night
La boheme: Opera Exposed Night

Enhance your night at the Opera - for extra treats before and during a performance book your tickets on Opera Exposed night.

Begin your evening with a Pre-Show Talk, then during interval stay in your seat for a short on-stage presentation. This will include a quick chat with selected cast members and give audience members an insight into set construction, props, direction and some of the theatrical tricks of the trade. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the action.

The on-stage presentation is approximately 10 minutes which allows patrons a chance to freshen up in the second half of the 20 minute interval.

  • Wednesday July 16. — from 6.30pm
  • Auditorium, CBS Canterbury Arena
  • FREE event
  • Enquiries: hello@nzopera.co.nz
September 20, 2014 Akl
Don Giovanni: Pre-Show Talks (A)
Don Giovanni: Pre-Show Talks (A)

Pre-Show talks are held before selected performances only.

AUCKLAND PRE-SHOW TALK DATES & TIMES:
Saturday, 20 September 6.30pm
Wednesday, 24 September 6.30pm
Friday, 26 September 6.30pm
Sunday, 28 September 1.30pm

Join us before these performances for a short Pre-Show Talk on the history of Mozart's opera. Enjoy some stories from behind the scenes of this production, plus attempt our snap quiz for you chance to win a mystery prize!

Pre-Show Talks are free to all ticket holders and no reservation is required but we suggest early arrival to be sure of a seat.

  • Saturday September 20. — 6.30 - 7pm (30 mins)
  • Air New Zealand foyer, Level 5, Aotea Centre
  • FREE events
  • Enquiries: hello@nzopera.co.nz
September 24, 2014 Akl
Don Giovanni: Opera Exposed Night
Don Giovanni: Opera Exposed Night

Enhance your night at the Opera - for extra treats before and during a performance book your tickets on Opera Exposed night.

Begin your evening with a Pre-Show Talk, then during interval stay in your seat for a short on-stage presentation. This will include a quick chat with selected cast members and give audience members an insight into set construction, props, direction and some of the theatrical tricks of the trade. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the action.

The on-stage presentation is approximately 10 minutes which allows patrons a chance to freshen up in the second half of the 20 minute interval.

  • Wednesday September 24. — from 6.30pm
  • ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
  • FREE event
  • Enquiries: hello@nzopera.co.nz
September 24, 2014 Akl
Don Giovanni: Friends Night
Don Giovanni: Friends Night

Take a backstage tour after the show for a close-up look at the set of this exciting production, then party with the cast and crew in the Green Room at the Friends’ Night Soirée.

Hosted by Auckland Friends of the Opera.

  • Wednesday September 24. — Directly following the 7.30pm performance
  • Meet at the Friends Desk, Level 1, Aotea Centre
  • TICKETS
    $35 Friends, $40 Guests, $25 25 and Under.

    BOOKINGS: Julie Bird, NZO Box Office.
  • Enquiries: BOOK NOW. (09) 379 4068
October 14, 2014 Wgn
Don Giovanni: Pre-Show Talks (W)
Don Giovanni: Pre-Show Talks (W)

Pre-Show talks are held before selected performances only.

WELLINGTON PRE-SHOW TALK DATES & TIMES:
Tuesday, 14 October 5pm
Thursday, 16 October 6.30pm
Saturday, 18 October 6.30pm

Join us before these performances for a short Pre-Show Talk on the history of Mozart's opera. Enjoy some stories from behind the scenes of this production, plus attempt our snap quiz for you chance to win a mystery prize!

Pre-Show Talks are free to all ticket holders and no reservation is required but we suggest early arrival to be sure of a seat.

  • Tuesday October 14. — 5 - 5.30pm (30 mins)
  • Hospitality Suite, 1st Floor Gallery, St James Theatre
  • FREE events
  • Enquiries: hello@nzopera.co.nz
October 14, 2014 Wgn
Don Giovanni: Friends Night
Don Giovanni: Friends Night

Take a backstage tour after the show for a close-up look at the set of this exciting production, then party with the cast and crew in the Green Room at the Friends’ Night Soirée.

Hosted by Wellington Friends of the Opera.

  • Tuesday October 14. — Directly following the 6pm performance
  • Meet at the Friends Desk, St James Theatre foyer
  • TICKETS
    $35 Friends, $40 Guests, $25 25 and Under

    ENQUIRIES:
    Sam Williamson (04) 472 3011
    Oliver Ibbetson (04) 676 114

    BOOKINGS: Julie Bird, NZO Box Office
  • Enquiries: BOOK NOW. (04) 499 8343
October 14, 2014 Wgn
Don Giovanni: Opera Exposed Night
Don Giovanni: Opera Exposed Night

Enhance your night at the Opera - for extra treats before and during a performance book your tickets on Opera Exposed night.

Begin your evening with a Pre-Show Talk, then during interval stay in your seat for a short on-stage presentation. This will include a quick chat with selected cast members and give audience members an insight into set construction, props, direction and some of the theatrical tricks of the trade. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the action.

The on-stage presentation is approximately 10 minutes which allows patrons a chance to freshen up in the second half of the 20 minute interval.

  • Tuesday October 14. — from 5pm
  • St James Theatre
  • FREE event
  • Enquiries: hello@nzopera.co.nz