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Opera Encore: CANCELLED

Opera Encore: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled


  • Sun 4 Oct, 5:00pm – 6:15pm


BNZ Theatre at Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City



Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $0.00

Beethoven Fidelio Overture
Arias Mozart, Léhar, Leoncavallo, Lalo, Puccini, Verdi, Bernstein
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Verdi La Forza del Destino Overture
Piazzola Oblivion

We welcome back our popular guest conductor, Ray Chan, who will introduce us to Dominic Lee, cellist from New York. With the assistance of a scholarship from the Pettman Academy of Music, Dominic competed at the Valsesia International Music Competition in Italy where he won 1st prize at the age of 15. He will perform the popular Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme and the beautiful cello solo Oblivion by Piazzola.

Be charmed by New Zealand Opera’s Dame Malvina Major Foundation Studio Artists, Anna Simmons, soprano, Felicity Tomkins, soprano, and Harry Grigg, tenor, as they present an evening of favourite operatic arias and duos.

Enjoy well-known arias from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, sway to the delightful Lippen schweigen Waltz from Léhar’s Merry Widow, weep at Puccini’s O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi, and feel the tug on your heartstrings at the singing of One Hand, One Heart and Maria from Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Add to this the magnificent Overture to La Forza del Destino by Verdi, and you will have experienced a most thrilling evening.

For a full overview of the orchestra's 2020 year season, request the 2020 brochure from:
(09) 577 3031.

Students must hold a valid student ID.
No children under 11 years allowed.
Service fees apply.
For wheelchair bookings please call 0800 BUYTIX hotline (wheelchair bookings are not available online).
Onsite Box Office open 9am-12.30pm Monday to Friday and two hours before show start.

Entrance: Enter through Gate 1 or 2
Parking: Northern Carpark. Pay By Plate $4.00 for the first hour and 0.50 cents per hour thereafter. Payment via credit card, Vodafone text or Eftpos ONLY. No cash.

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