premiere residential Opera Training School.
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.
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.
GREAT OPERA MOMENTS
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.
We’re just so excited with all the fabulous news about our talented alumni! This time – our very own baritone Kieran Rayner; who was announced as the winning singer of the International Sing Finzi Competition 2021 run by the Finzi Trust and Boosey & Hawkes.
Hawke’s Bay locals Katherine Winitana and Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono have joined an elite collective of young New Zealand opera singers this week after being named semifinalists in the 2022 Lexus Song Quest. The Lexus Song Quest (formerly the Mobil Song Quest) is a premiere biennial event
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