Category: Opera

The Human Voice NZ Opera
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New Zealand Opera checks in to a hotel room for The Human Voice

Small is the new big! New Zealand Opera will visit six hotels across the country next month with the micro-production The Human Voice (La Voix Humaine) staged in hotel rooms. Performed by one singer to a maximum 20 people, this immersive 45-minute opera centres around Elle, a woman alone in a hotel room waiting for...

opera is back
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opera is back

New Zealand Opera’s 2020 season will resume this September with a brand-new immersive production of Handel’s Semele, to be staged at Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral. The sensual story explores a love triangle between Jupiter, King of the Gods (Sol3’ Mio’s Amitai Pati), his wife, the goddess Juno (Sarah Castle), and his lover, the mortal princess...

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...

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...

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