The latest from NZ Opera
Kátya Kabanová - the reviews are rolling in
The first reviews are in following the opening night of Kátya Kabanová.
Season closes with Kátya Kabanová
This beautifully cinematic production transports Kátya Kabanová to white picket-fence 1950s America, where Janáček’s evocative music betrays what lies beneath the surface
Life in the Chorus
We talk to Jessica Duirs, a member of the Auckland branch of the Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus
Meet New Zealand Opera’s New Executive Director
This month we welcome our new Executive Director, Richard Knowles to New Zealand Opera.
Two Minutes with James Clayton
He played the Mikado in our three city season of the G&S favourite and in June and July takes on the role of Escamillo...
2018 Season – on sale now!
Tosca – Candide – The Elixir of Love – La bohème
Kátya Kabanová in five links
2017 season comes to a close with Leoš Janáček’s Kátya Kabanová, first performed in 1921.
Programme prepares young Kiwi singers to converse on the international stage
A new opera programme created by Dame Malvina Major will offer rare training in the spoken word for young New Zealand singers on the...
Carmen - it's child's play!
We talk to William Abel, one of the members of our chorus of street urchins.
Principal cast change for Kátya Kabanová
Russian-American soprano Dina Kuznetsova will perform the title role of Kátya Kabanová in New Zealand Opera’s season of the Janáček work this September and...
Two minutes with Angus Wood
South Islanders may remember Angus Wood for his appearance as Pinkerton in the Christchurch season of Madama Butterfly or earlier in a number of...
Two minutes with James Benjamin Rodgers
New York-based Tenor James Benjamin Rodgers is wrapping almost three months in New Zealand for Carmen, playing the second-in-command smuggler Le Remendado. James won’t...
Two Minutes with James Harrison
The Dame Malvina Major Foundation Fellow talks Carmen, family and music education
James Harrison receives Dame Malvina Major Foundation Fellowship
New Zealand Opera and the Dame Malvina Major Foundation are delighted to announce London-based Baritone James Harrison as the recipient of the Dame Malvina...
Opera in Schools!
David Kelly - our principal répétiteur and all-round lovely guy - on opera for children, costumes and life away from NZO...