Category: Opera

From Lockdown in Kent: Jonathan Eyers
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From Lockdown in Kent: Jonathan Eyers

Jonathan Eyers is a Kiwi baritone, currently based in the UK, studying at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. You may have seen him on stage as Billy in Ross Harris and Vincent O’Sullivan’s Brass Poppies, performed at New Zealand Festival of the Arts and Auckland Arts Festival in March 2016. He played Belcore in...

Introducing Avenue Opera
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Introducing Avenue Opera

Emma Pearson is an Australian soprano, based in Wellington with her husband Wade Kernot. Emma was scheduled to sing the Countess in our production of The Marriage of Figaro, due to open next month and now rescheduled for next year. What has Emma been doing in the meantime? She’s launched Avenue Opera with Wade, a...

Songs from Lockdown: Anna Simmons
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Songs from Lockdown: Anna Simmons

Anna performs with Felicity Tomkins Dame Malvina Major Foundation Studio Artist Anna Simmons reports in from Tauranga with her lockdown tips and an update on how she’s been using the downtime. Tell us about where you are in lockdown. Where did you come from to be there? Who are you with? I am riding out...

Songs From lockdown: Harry GRigg
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Songs From lockdown: Harry GRigg

Harry Grigg (centre) with the 2020 Opera in Schools team Our Dame Malvina Major Foundation Studio Artists have been busily working on their programme online during this lockdown period, but they also decided to each record a song to share from their homes to yours. The first in this series features Harry Grigg singing ‘Go, Lovely Rose’...

Side by Side: Polly Ott & Fiona McCabe
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Side by Side: Polly Ott & Fiona McCabe

Our Opera in Schools tour of The Magic Flute and the Broomstick came to an early close due to the Covid-19 situation, and our leading lady Polly Ott ended up staying in New Zealand a little longer than anticipated. Before she flew back to Germany, she and Fiona McCabe (musical director) recorded this special song...

Opera online
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Opera online

Così fan tutte at The Royal Opera House There’s no end of entertaining content on the internet, and it’s exciting to see opera houses around the world releasing full productions from their archives. An Easter special from Andrea Bocelli If you’re not one of the 35 million people who have already watched Andrea Bocelli’s Easter...

What is Opera?
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What is Opera?

Rosina (Sandra Piques Eddy) and Count Almaviva (John Tessier) in New Zealand Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville 2019. Opera is a type of theatre which combines drama, music, elements of dance or movement and, often, exciting costumes and set. However, in opera, the actors are trained singers who sing their lines instead of...

2020 tickets on sale
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2020 tickets on sale

Tickets go on sale today for New Zealand Opera’s 2020 programme – Revolution Redemption Resignation. This landmark year for the Company sees one three-centre mainscale opera tour and three site-specific works as New Zealand Opera celebrates 20 years and begins to implement a new strategic direction, purpose and values. General Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess says that New...

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SAVE RNZ CONCERT

New Zealand Opera is deeply concerned about the proposal to move RNZ Concert from FM to AM and cut the wonderful context and arts coverage provided by the station’s announcers and producers. We have joined many others publicly and behind the scenes to voice our strong opposition to this plan. We have sent this letter...

Revolution Redemption Resignation: 2020 Season
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Revolution Redemption Resignation: 2020 Season

New Zealand Opera reveals the Company's 2020 programme, underpinned by a new purpose and values that are focused on connecting with New Zealand people and stories, and introducing the art form to new audiences.