2022 Season

New Zealand Opera Presents:

21 September – 22 October

Giuseppe Verdi

Francesco Maria Piave after William Shakespeare


No one writes about the nature of power better than Shakespeare and to this Verdi brings an all-encompassing dramatic energy through his music.

Be prepared for total theatre. This new production by Netia Jones, conducted by Brad Cohen, features Phillip Rhodes and Amanda Echalaz in their international role debuts as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

With a stellar cast of talent from Aotearoa, New Zealand including Wade Kernot, Jared Holt, Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono, Morag Atchison and the New Zealand Opera Chorus.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Creative Team

Conductor: Brad Cohen
Director: Netia Jones
Set & Costume Designer: Netia Jones
Video Designer: Netia Jones/Lightmap
Assistant Director: Jacqueline Coats
Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall
Chorus Director: Claire Caldwell (AKL), Michael Vinten (WLG), Andrew Crooks (CHC)


Macbeth: Phillip Rhodes
Lady Macbeth: Amanda Echalaz
Banquo: Wade Kernot
Macduff: Jared Holt
Malcolm: Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono
Lady-in-Waiting: Morag Atchison


Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Orchestra Wellington

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

New Zealand Opera Chorus


21, 23 September, 7.30pm

25 September, 2.30pm

Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre


5, 7 October, 7.30pm

9 October, 2.30pm

St James Theatre


20, 22 October 7.30pm

Isaac Theatre Royal



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