What’s On


New Zealand Opera’s acclaimed 2015 production of Tosca is set to make its free-to-air television debut this Queen’s Birthday weekend. Filmed for cinema release, the production will air on TVNZ 1 on Sunday 31 May at 10am.


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.



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

10 – 19 September 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

Peter Grimes

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra presents Britten’s Peter Grimes, featuring The Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus.

9 October 2020

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