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Voices Love Opera national tour

Voices Love Opera
16 Oct 2020 to 18 Oct 2020
16-18 October
Voices NZ is on tour, bringing songs of love from the opera stages to theatres in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.
Event type: 
Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington


Voices New Zealand, our premier national vocal ensemble, is bringing a fun-fuelled romp of love songs and tear-jerking chorus numbers from the stage in Voices Love Opera.

Performing in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, 16-18 October, Voices has used the Covid break as an opportunity to create its own artistic narrative—rather than performing a strictly chorale repertoire. Audiences will experience a romantic tour-de-force involving Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Lucia de Lammermoor and other operatic favourites.

With alert level changes, New Zealand is blessed that Voices NZ can get back into our theatres and perform to live audiences, one of the view national choirs in the world to do so.

Voices Love Opera features well-loved arias, duets and choruses, with the story told by a 16-strong Voices ensemble joined on stage by soloists, mezzo soprano Catrin Johnsson, soprano Morag Atchison, tenor Andrew Grenon and bass Will King centre stage. The show has been created by acclaimed opera director, Jacqueline Coates, with musical direction from Dr Karen Grylls who founded Voices NZ in 1988.

Straight from the opera stages, there’ll be songs from L’Orfeo, Dido and Aeneas, Gloriana, The Tales of Hoffman, Lucia di Lammermoor, Carmen, The Merry Widow, Madame Butterfly and more.


Voices Love Opera

16 October, 7:30pm, The Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls’ Grammar (tickets limited)

17 October, 7:30pm, Philip Carter Family Concert Hall, The Piano, Christchurch

18 October, 5:30pm, Salvation Army Auditorium, Wellington 

Written by

Choirs Aotearoa NZ Trust

24 Sep 2020