NZ Opera



We invite you to join the Friends of the Opera and become part of our family of supporters. Our Friends bring people together to share their love of opera, learn more about the art form and help build New Zealand's opera world.

Friends of the Opera groups are run by volunteer committees. Any money raised is used to support performers and productions associated with the company.
0800 NZOPERA (696 737)

Membership Types
  • Annual joint membership $65
  • Annual individual membership $45
  • Annual 30-and-under membership $20

purchase online

  Download brochure


Friends of the Opera present stylish events in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington designed to showcase wonderful opera music and to meet artists. Whether it’s a private home soirée, garden gathering or grand ballroom affair, each Friends event contributes to the strength and vibrancy of opera in New Zealand. In addition, pre-opera forums and backstage tours bring Friends closer to the creative process and deepen their knowledge and enjoyment of stage performances.

Young Friends of the Opera is a group for those 30 and under who want to meet new friends, have fun and experience opera. Join today for all these great benefits:

  • Early booking privileges for $25 Rush tickets well in advance of the performance.
  • Discounted entry and exclusive invitations to pre-performance talks.
  • Backstage tours and 'meet the artists' parties.
  • Ticket exchange and replacement privileges.
  • Exclusive membership of the Young Friends of New Zealand Opera Facebook group.
  • Preferential booking rights to productions.
  • Discounted entry to pre-opera forums with production artists.
  • Exclusive invitations to Friend’s events including pre-performance talks, backstage tours or ‘meet the artists’ functions on designated Friends’ performance nights.
  • Complimentary Ticket exchange and replacement privileges.
  • Regular information about regional events.
  • As a Young Friend of the Opera, you also enjoy early booking privileges for Under $25 Rush tickets.