Mansfield Park

A journey of manners, marriage and money

Join us as we step back in time to explore the delicate dance of love, ambition, and societal expectations in Austen’s world.

Open the door on the hidden world of the Regency drawing room, as we dive into Jane Austen’s timeless tale of manners, marriage, and money. This unique production, staged in some of our most exquisite historic venues, promises an intimate musical experience that Austen herself would have relished.

Meet our charming heroine, Fanny, pin-sharp but poor and head over heels for her cousin Edmund. Edmund, training to become a clergyman, finds himself captivated by their new neighbour, Mary. Mary’s charismatic brother, Henry, has his sights set on none other than Fanny. But can she trust his intentions? And what about Fanny’s uncle, Sir Thomas, who insists that she must accept Henry – and his £4,000 a year?

Austen’s wit is famous, but Fanny, a character of understated grace, unveils her emotions not just through touching arias and conversations, but through the profound eloquence of silence. It’s a true embodiment of Georgian decorum, taken to the extreme. Accompanying this tale is Jonathan Dove’s elegant score, intricately composed for singers and piano in chamber setting, seamlessly weaving into the era’s atmosphere.

Join us as we step back in time to explore the delicate dance of love, ambition, and societal expectations in Austen’s world.

Wellington Tickets

17 & 18 April, 2024

7:30 pm

Public Trust Hall

Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington

Auckland Tickets

21 April, 2024

2:30pm – SOLD OUT 7:30pm

Settlers Country Manor

Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland


Jonathan Dove


Alasdair Middleton


A production by Waterperry Opera Festival.

These performances of Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove are given by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive agents for Edition Peters of London.


Sung in English


2 hours 15 minutes (including an interval)

Ngā Kaiwhakaari


Fanny Price

Ashlyn Tymms

Sir Thomas Bertram

Robert Tucker

Lady Bertram

Kristin Darragh

Maria Bertram

Tayla Alexander

Julia Bertram

Michaela Cadwgan

Edmund Bertram

Joel Amosa

Aunt Norris

Andrea Creighton

Mary Crawford

Joanna Foote

Henry Crawford

Taylor Wallbank

Mr Rushworth

Andrew Grenon

Te Rōpu Auaha

Creative Team


Rebecca Meltzer

Assistant Director

Matthew Kereama

Piano Accompaniment

David Kelly and Soomin Kim

Head of Props and Wardrobe

Sophie Ham



Maestro concertatore

Brad Cohen

Principal Répétiteur

David Kelly



Karina Sanasaryan