Summer of Opera

25 January – 20 February 2020

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2020 Summer of Opera

Join the tradition, bring along your picnic and enjoy a fabulous evening of music and song with some of New Zealand Opera’s most beautiful singers.  Set over three events at Auckland City Council’s Music in Parks, Hamilton Gardens Art Festival and Christchurch City Council’s Lazy Sundays.

Auckland Music in Parks

New Zealand Opera presents….Opera in the Park

Date: Saturday 25th January, 5pm – 8pm

Venue: Glover Park, 32 Glover Rd, St Heliers

Free Event

New Zealand Opera takes to the park this summer with a programme inspired by nature, plants and our relationship with the great outdoors. Writers, artists and composers have always been drawn to nature as a metaphor for the human spirit. The natural environment creates a space for us to reflect and this concert provides a wonderful opportunity to connect through music and song.

Young singers from the Opera Factory will be warming up the crowd from 5pm – 6pm, and the New Zealand Opera programme will commence at 6pm. Featuring l.Emma Sloman (soprano), Kate Webber (mezzo-soprano), Lachlan Craig (tenor), James Harrison (baritone & MC) and Lindy Tennent-Brown (piano), this promises to be another memorable evening for music lovers.


Auckland Music in Parks is an Auckland Council event.

Lazy Sundays Christchurch

New Zealand Opera & Atlas Voices present….Opera in the Gardens

Date: 16th February 2020 between 3.30pm to 5pm

Venue:  Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Free Event

New Zealand Opera and Atlas Voices combine forces for a beautiful afternoon of opera under the musical direction of Ravil Atlas. The concert features local soprano Amanda Atlas, Freemasons New Zealand Opera Artist Andrew Grenon (tenor) and the Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus accompanied by New Zealand Opera’s Head of Music Lindy Tennent-Brown. The programme includes favourites by Mozart, Donizetti, and Verdi. Bring along a picnic and enjoy the music in the stunning surroundings of the Archery Lawn.


Lazy Sundays is a Christchurch City Council Event

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

New Zealand Opera presents….Opera Botanica

Date: 19th & 20th February 2020 8.00 pm

Venue:  The Hamilton Gardens Pavilion

Soak up the scented floral atmosphere with a programme of botanically-inspired songs, arias, and duets, curated and accompanied by New Zealand Opera’s Head of Music, Lindy Tennent-Brown, and featuring some of New Zealand’s most accomplished and beautiful voices including Emma Sloman (soprano), Kate Webber (mezzo-soprano), Lachlan Craig (tenor) and James Harrison (baritone). You’ll be delighted to hear a selection of opera’s most well-loved moments and will discover unfamiliar gems by composers including Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Puccini, and Verdi. Don’t miss New Zealand Opera’s finest, performing in Hamilton for two nights only.


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Saturday 25th January, 5pm – 7pm
Glover Park, 32 Glover Rd, St Heliers



19th & 20th February 2020 6.30pm (TBC)
The Hamilton Gardens Pavilion



16th February 2020 between 3.30pm to 5pm
Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave


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