New Zealand Opera Farewells Director of Music Wyn Davies

2.08.19
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New Zealand Opera Director of Music Wyn Davies is stepping down from his role after 14 years with the Company.

New Zealand Opera Director of Music Wyn Davies is stepping down from his role after 14 years with the Company.
 
General Director Thomas de Mallet-Burgess thanks Davies, saying his contribution to New Zealand Opera has been significant.
 
“We’re grateful for the way Wyn been able to provide a valuable international perspective as a music advisor and consultant on singers and repertoire.
 
“He has also been an extremely popular conductor for many of our productions, and we look forward to welcoming him back as guest conductor in the future.”
 
As a Welshman, the idea of live music on stage was a given, but Davies says that he’s learned not to take live opera for granted.
 
“Every production here has to be fought for and relies on the commitment of dedicated people. The privilege of my time here has been to get to know and be associated with those people.
 
“I wish everyone well for the provision of live opera on New Zealand stages for generations to come.”
 
Wyn Davies is currently conducting New Zealand Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville, which opened at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch last night. He wil also accompany Ashraf Sewailam and Amanda Atlas for A time to reflect, a free concert at Christchurch Transitional Cathedral this Sunday afternoon.