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: The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click the link for further information and updates.

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Covid-19 Update

New Zealand Opera has made the difficult decision to reschedule our 2020 production of The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the Government directive on audience sizes and the travel restrictions impacting international cast and creatives, we believe this is the only possible decision and one that prioritises the health and wellbeing of our performers, crew, orchestras, audiences and community at large.

Please go to our news page (link below) for further updates and you may also go to the events page for details on specific productions.


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.


Open Day and New Zealand Opera

Every year New Zealand Opera tours Aotearoa to bring opera into Primary and Intermediate Schools. Specially devised for Kiwi kids, these fun and engaging productions are 45 minute adaptions of well known operas. Following the performance the students have the opportunity to meet the artists and learn more about opera. Other activities for youth are Dress Rehearsals, Workshops, our Ambassador programme and resource pack for teachers.

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