4 August 2021

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A children’s opera.

***RESCHEDULING UPDATE**** The new date for Red! has been confirmed.  There will be one performance only on

Wednesday 4 August,  7pm at the Michael Fowler Centre  

We are delighted to announce that Robert Tucker will be playing the role of Wolfie.

Orchestra Wellington and New Zealand Opera come together at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington with supremely talented composer Lucy Mulgan to create a brand new operatic work for 2021. Taking the well-known and much-loved story of Little Red Riding Hood and injecting some first-class audible entertainment, this freshly composed piece will see over 200 children on stage for each performance, ensuring this spectacle is not one to be missed.  This may be a children’s opera, but there is absolutely nothing juvenile about the quality on display. This fantastic, fun-filled afternoon and evening with direction by Jacqueline Coats and music direction by Brent Stewart, will see Orchestra Wellington and NZ Opera at their brilliant best. Featuring internationally renowned opera singers Robert Tucker, Natasha Te Rupe Wilson and Catrin Johnsson, this promises to be a fun, fresh opera full of dazzling stars quality!

Red! was originally commissioned by UK independent opera company Barefoot Opera and a pilot production premiered in Hastings UK in March 2020.

Duration: 45 minutes

Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster.  



Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

4 August, 7.00 pm


The Cast

The Creative Team

Composer Lucy Mulgan

Director Jacqueline Coats

Music Director Brent Stewart

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