NZ Opera

Upcoming Events

January 31, 2015 Akl
MUSIC IN PARKS
MUSIC IN PARKS

Auckland Council's Music in Parks 2015 Summer Series.

NZ Opera promises to delight and entertain once again with Opera in the Park at Dingle Dell Reserve. Enjoy operatic gems both old and new - come along and support your favourite Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists. Compered by John Rosser. Accompanist Bruce Greenfield.

  • Saturday January 31. — 6pm - 8pm
  • Dingle Dell Reserve, 29 Dingle Road, St Heliers, Auckland
  • Free
    Suitable for all ages.

    For full concert details visit www.musicinparks.co.nz
  • Enquiries: Auckland Council, ph: 09 301 0101
February 15, 2015 Wgn
FRIENDS: A Summer Concert
FRIENDS: A Summer Concert

NZ Opera and Wellington Friends of the Opera invite you to join them for a Summer Concert in the beautiful grounds of 'Longwood' in Featherston.

  • Sunday February 15. — 3.00 - 5.00pm
  • Longwood, 78 Longwood Road East, Featherston, Wellington
  • $65 Friends and Benefactors
    $75 Guests
    $25 Young Friends and Under 25s

    BOOK NOW
    NZ Opera Box Office 0800 696 737
    bookings@nzopera.co.nz
  • Enquiries: Gael Webster 027 435 8969 or Felicity Wong 021 241 0441
March 1, 2015 Akl
FRIENDS: Ayrlies Concert
FRIENDS: Ayrlies Concert

NZ Opera and Auckland Friends of the Opera invite you to an open air concert of popular opera in the magnificent setting of Ayrlies Garden, Whitford.

An ever popular event with opera lovers, Ayrlies brings the best of New Zealand opera talent together to perform a selection of favourites.

2015 Special Guest Artist, acclaimed soprano ANNA LEESE.
Also featuring Derek Hill (tenor), James Ioelu (bass baritone) and Stephen Diaz (countertenor). NZ Opera General Director, Stuart Maunder is the Master of Ceremonies.

Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch (or pre-purchase a gourmet food hamper), relax on the beautifully manicured lawns below the stage or freely wander over 12 acres of sweeping lawns, ponds, waterways and exquisite plantings to the strains of opera through the trees.

Lovingly tended by Beverley McConnell and her gardeners for over 30 years, Ayrlies is one of New Zealand's best known private gardens. Usually open by appointment only on the weekend, this is a rare opportunity to enjoy these gently rolling gardens east of Auckland.

“If you think of gardening as an art form, I think it’s (Ayrlies) the best expression of that art,” says Hobbs. “Unlike a lot of gardens that have minimal components, its very complex, but pulled off magnificently. The whole thing is an experience beyond any other garden in the country.”
- Jack Hobbs, NZ Listener “Best Garden”, 4 August 2007

The gates open at 11.00am to give you time to explore the grounds and relax over lunch before the concert commences at 2.00pm. There is plenty of free parking in the nearby fields and the gardens remain open following the concert until 6.00pm.

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NZ Opera would like to thank the following organisations for their generosity and support of the Ayrlies event: Creative New Zealand, Auckland Council, Fairfax Media, Alliance Printers Ltd, Eventfinda.

  • Sunday March 1. — 11.00am - 6.00pm. Concert commences 2.00pm
  • Ayrlies Garden, 125 Potts Road, Whitford
  • $55 Adults
    $50 NZO Friends and Benefactors
    $25 NZO Young Friends and Under 25s

    Hampers* $50 each (serves 1)
    Bus tickets** $25 each (round trip)

    NOTE: Booking fees may apply.
    Due to unfenced ponds, children under the age of 12 are not permitted at Ayrlies.

    BOOK NOW
    NZ Opera Box Office, 0800 696 737
    (NZO Box Office Hours, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri)

    BOOK ONLINE AT www.eventfinda.co.nz

    *The pre-purchased gourmet hamper contains water and a 375ml bottle of premium NZ white wine.
    You may prefer orange juice and/or vegetarian food. Please advise us when making your booking.

    **The bus pick-up and return point will be CityLife Auckland, 171 Queen Street.
    Pick up time: 11am, Return time: 6pm on Sunday, 1 March 2015.
  • Enquiries: bookings@nzopera.co.nz
March 13, 2015 Akl
RAW: Tim Finn - Star Navigator
RAW: Tim Finn - Star Navigator

Join Tim Finn and a cast of singers and musicians to delve into musical excerpts from his new work Star Navigator, based on a true story of Tuapaia, a Tahitian priest, artist and navigator who sailed with James Cook on the Endeavour's maiden voyage.

Commissioned by West Australian Opera, New Zealand Opera and Victorian Opera with funding from the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts.

Duration: 45 minutes.

Supported by the Auckland Arts Festival and Creative New Zealand.

RAW: Projects in Development - Auckland Arts Festival
Hand-picked by our Artistic Director Carla van Zon, RAW features works at different stages in development from concept onwards. Artists' ideas are presented in-the-raw and it's an opportunity for you to take a peek at the various processes, artistic practices and hard work that go into creating a production.

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  • Friday March 13. — 6.00pm
  • Loft, Q Theatre
  • Adult GA $10

    BOOK NOW
    Ticketmaster 09 970 9700 or 0800 111 999 OR
    Q Theatre 09 309 9771, www.qtheatre.co.nz

    NOTE: Booking fees apply.
  • Enquiries: boxoffice@qtheatre.co.nz
March 14, 2015 Akl
RAW: Tim Finn - Star Navigator
RAW: Tim Finn - Star Navigator

Join Tim Finn and a cast of singers and musicians to delve into musical excerpts from his new work Star Navigator, based on a true story of Tuapaia, a Tahitian priest, artist and navigator who sailed with James Cook on the Endeavour's maiden voyage.

Commissioned by West Australian Opera, New Zealand Opera and Victorian Opera with funding from the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts.

Duration: 45 minutes.

Supported by the Auckland Arts Festival and Creative New Zealand.

RAW: Projects in Development - Auckland Arts Festival
Hand-picked by our Artistic Director Carla van Zon, RAW features works at different stages in development from concept onwards. Artists' ideas are presented in-the-raw and it's an opportunity for you to take a peek at the various processes, artistic practices and hard work that go into creating a production.

BOOK TICKETS NOW

DISCOVER MORE

  • Saturday March 14. — 6.00pm
  • Loft, Q Theatre
  • Adult GA $10

    BOOK NOW
    Ticketmaster 09 970 9700 or 0800 111 999 OR
    Q Theatre 09 309 9771, www.qtheatre.co.nz

    NOTE: Booking fees apply.
  • Enquiries: boxoffice@qtheatre.co.nz