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 >>

Hawkes Bay Orchestra – WInter Concert – Mahler Symphony 2

Hawkes Bay Orchestra | Karla Norton Violin Lessons | Wellington

Mahlers Symphony No2 Resurrection by Hawke’s Bay Orchestra and Napier Civic Choir Sat 4 Aug 7.30pm | Waiapu Cathedral, 28 Browning St, Napier Conductor: José Aparicio Soprano: Lisa Harper-Brown Soprano: Anna Pierard Mahler’s second symphony is monumental. Of his approach to composition, Mahler famously said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must embrace … Find out more >>

Hawkes Bay Orchestra – Verdi Requiem

Hawkes Bay Orchestra | Karla Norton Violin Lessons | Wellington

Guiseppe Verdi Requiem by Napier Civic Choir and Hawke’s Bay Orchestra Fri 3 Aug 7.30pm and Sun 5 Aug 2.30pm | Waiapu Cathedral, 28 Browning St, Napier Conductor: José Aparicio Soprano: Lisa Harper-Brown Soprano: Anna Pierard Bass: Wade Kernot Tenor: watch this space! An opera disguised as religious music, Verdi’s Requiem is nothing short of … Find out more >>

Festival Opera – Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly | Karla Norton Violin Lessons | Wellington

Festival Opera presents this beloved but tragic opera, reimagined and directed by industry heavyweight Jennifer Ward-Lealand, with production design by John Verryt, previous designer for the acclaimed World of Wearable Art (WOW). Madame Butterfly tells the story of a discarded wife, left in a war-torn city after a brief marriage to Pinkerton, an officer in … Find out more >>