What’s On


Fame and immortality. Mythology goes to church in this unique staging of Semele inside Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral.

10 – 19 September 2020

Opera in the City

After selling out the LIVE at the Museum concert in less than 24 hours, we’re excited to announce Simon O’Neill and friends will be performing for a second time at St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland on Friday 31 July.



Join us for the screening of The Met’s Live in HD production of Akhnaten. One night only screenings in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

12 August & 19 August 2020


New Zealand Opera’s acclaimed 2015 production of Tosca is now on free-to-air television. Filmed for cinema release, the production will air on TVNZ OnDemand until 31 August 2020.


The Human Voice

A tale of love stripped back. The lies we tell to others and ourselves, an unflinching examination of the human condition in 45 minutes of drama you cannot look away from.

6 October – 6 November 2020

New Zealand Opera in Concert

Two special concerts featuring Beethoven and Fauré – Anniversaries in Song and Trouble and Strife – Stories in Song at St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington.

22 – 25 September 2020

Eight Songs for a Mad King

Get outside the box of opera as you know it with this innovative indoor / outdoor staging at site specific venues in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Christchurch showing has been rescheduled late 2020. Sign up to our newsletter for updates.


The Marriage of Figaro

Power, privilege and forgiveness. UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this season has moved to 2021.


Subscription Benefits

Book two or more operas for 2020 and receive special discounts, ticket exchange options, free programme (where applicable), and first choice on the best seats.

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