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.
0800 NZOPERA (696 737)

Membership Types
  • Annual joint membership $65
  • Annual individual membership $45
  • Annual 25-and-under membership $20

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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 25 and under who want to meet new friends, have fun and experience opera. Join today for all the great benefits enjoyed by our Friends of the Opera. Plus, Young Friends also get the benefit of purchasing Under $25 Rush tickets well in advance of the performance.

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

  • 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 copies of our magazine Voices during the year 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