Festival Opera – La Traviata

Violetta Valery is a glamorous Parisian courtesan and a prized beauty. But all beauty fades, and knowing this, Violetta fights to protect the one pure thing in her life that could never die. As her suffering intensifies she is forced to live with the pain of her decision. She is one of Verdi’s most noble … Find out more >>

Festival Opera – La Traviata

Violetta Valery is a glamorous Parisian courtesan and a prized beauty. But all beauty fades, and knowing this, Violetta fights to protect the one pure thing in her life that could never die. As her suffering intensifies she is forced to live with the pain of her decision. She is one of Verdi’s most noble … Find out more >>

Festival Opera – La Traviata

Violetta Valery is a glamorous Parisian courtesan and a prized beauty. But all beauty fades, and knowing this, Violetta fights to protect the one pure thing in her life that could never die. As her suffering intensifies she is forced to live with the pain of her decision. She is one of Verdi’s most noble … Find out more >>

Festival Opera – La Traviata

Violetta Valery is a glamorous Parisian courtesan and a prized beauty. But all beauty fades, and knowing this, Violetta fights to protect the one pure thing in her life that could never die. As her suffering intensifies she is forced to live with the pain of her decision. She is one of Verdi’s most noble … Find out more >>

Orchestra Wellington – New World

Orchestra Wellington | Karla Norton Violin | Wellington

Mozart’s opera of lust, betrayal and revenge is prefaced by one of the most dramatic overtures ever written. The weighty brass chords of the opening serve notice that judgement is certain, before launching into music as lively as the society it was written for. Michael Norris’ Violin Concerto embarks on a journey through different energies, … Find out more >>

RNZB – The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker | Karla Norton Violin | Wellington

Christmas comes but once a year, and for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christmas 2018 will be extra special, as we stage a national tour of The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010. Offering festive enchantment for all ages, this is a Christmas gift for all the family. Our story begins on Christmas Eve, … Find out more >>

RNZB – The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker | Karla Norton Violin | Wellington

Christmas comes but once a year, and for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christmas 2018 will be extra special, as we stage a national tour of The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010. Offering festive enchantment for all ages, this is a Christmas gift for all the family. Our story begins on Christmas Eve, … Find out more >>

Kristallnacht Concert of Remembrance

Orchestra Wellington | Karla Norton Violin | Wellington

A concert of hope This year’s Kristallnacht concert in memory of the Nazi attack on the Jews of Germany on November 9, 1938 will have Hope as its underlying theme. Young Israeli violinist, Tal First and Inbal Megiddo of the NZ School of Music will perform Violins of Hope by Israeli composer, Ohad ben Ari … Find out more >>

Orchestra Wellington – The River

Orchestra Wellington | Karla Norton Violin | Wellington

The Moldau is one of a suite of six pieces entitled Ma Vlast, or My Homeland. It follows the course of the Moldau River from its origins to the sea. Musicologist Paul Stefan says Smetana’s music “sings to us today of the Bohemia of old; its woods and cultivated plains, its villages, its romantic hills … Find out more >>

NZ Opera – La Boheme

A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark; so begins one of the great romances of all opera. Puccini’s glorious masterpiece of youth, passionate love and heartbreak springs to life in this exciting production by Jacqueline Coats. The world of the bohemians in this new production is a stylised one … Find out more >>