Semele NZ Opera

2020 Season


10 – 19 September 2020
The Human Voice NZ Opera

2020 Season

The Human Voice

6 October – 6 November 2020

2020 Season


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Important Information: With the move to Alert Level 1, and the limits on public gatherings lifted we are very happy and confident that the rest of our programme for 2020 may go ahead as planned. Please visit our What’s On page for more information on each production.


Discover Opera

Every year New Zealand Opera involve thousands of people in their participation initiatives. These include our annual Open Day, Pop up chorus, Community talks and tours and pre performance talks. This year we are proud to have launched the Lullaby Project for New Zealand with the support of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

Expressions of Interest

Voices of Aotearoa 6:24 is an exciting new development opportunity for writers, composers, instrumentalists and opera singers designed to help kick-start the creation of new opera works. The programme will see 24 participants form six teams of four, for two intensive and exploratory weekend workshops. The teams will be tasked with combining their unique skills and experiences to create a short narrative and song, to be performed at the end of the programme. Participants will be selected through an application process which is open until 31 July 2021. Click below for more details.

Voice Your Support

We’re raising funds to enhance our digital offering and record future performances like Tosca which played on TVNZ over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Our deadline is now set as the Opening Night of Semele on Thursday 10 September. If you are able, even a small gift can go a long way. Alternatively, lend your voice to the cause, submit a comment in support of this initiative or help spread the word!

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