About us

new zealand's

premiere residential Opera Training School.

Our Mission

To provide a period of intensive vocal, language, movement and acting training with tutors of international reputation in order to give our emerging New Zealand opera singers the very best tuition possible and to provide a taste of the disciplines required to succeed in the fast-growing, competitive and demanding world of opera performance.

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Dame Malvina major emerging artists recital

Wednesday 12 January 2pm 2022

Collegiate School Prince Edward Auditorium

Presented by the Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists from the New Zealand Opera Company. The singers are selected by audition on the basis of their musical ability. Splendid music and an afternoon of pure operatic pleasure ensure the popularity of this event. 

in praise of music

Sunday 16 January 11.30am 2022

Whanganui Collegiate School Chapel

Featuring Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and celebrated hymns; this performance is dedicated to the memory of Barry Mora, a distinguished international opera singer and valued tutor of the New Zealand Opera School.


Saturday 22 January 7.30pm 2022

Royal Whanganui Opera House

Presented by The Freemasons Foundation, Great Opera Moments is an opportunity to be enchanted and entertained by all the students of the School.

It will be an evening of arias staged in a magical way at the Royal Whanganui Opera House.
Our aim is to give you pure operatic pleasure.

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Our Alumni are semi-finalists in the Lexus Quest Competition!

We are completely blown away by how many of our School’s alumni (9 out of 10) have gone through to the semi-finals of the prestigious Lexus Song Quest competition. Massive congratulations to Ridge Ponini, Tayla Alexander, Katherine Winitana, Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono, Sarah Hubbard, Sid Chand, Amelia

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17 years of excellence