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Barry Mora

The arrival of Barry Mora as an international tutor at the New Zealand Opera School brought years of wonderful engagement with students and staff of the School. As a splendid baritone, Barry’s passion for the opera voice shone through in all his tutorials with the student singers and he followed their development with extra tutorials …

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Whanau | voices of Aotearoa. Far from home concert for broadcast. Filming November 4, 2020 royal Albert hall, London, UK.

Press release: 1 November 2020 Last night Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a second national lockdown for England, starting this Thursday 5 November. A necessary measure to tackle the virus and save lives, but also a further devastating blow for the arts in this country, and internationally. The day before the lockdown begins, we will …

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…it is animal – Dame Malvina Major Foundation New Zealand Opera Studio Artists Scenes

From left to right: Harry Grigg, Anna Simmons, Felicity Tomkins sing Protegga il giusto cielo from Don Giovanni Anna Simmons, Felicity Tomkins and Harry Grigg were the 2020 Dame Malvina Major Foundation Studio Artists with New Zealand Opera. They recently completed their internship with a captivating performance of operatic scenes, directed by 2018 New Zealand …

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The New Zealand Opera School acknowledges Dame Catherine Tizard and announces Simon O’Nell as new Patron

It is with regret that I advise that the Hon Dame Catherine Tizard, ONZ has retired as Patron of the New Zealand Opera School. The School has been  greatly enriched by Dame Cath’s patronage since the School’s inception in 1994. During this time Dame Cath has visited the School on a number of occasions and …

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2021 NZ Opera School Application Announcement Update

Recognising and being ever conscious of these challenging times, we are continuing to work hard to prepare the very best New Zealand Opera School that circumstances allow in January 2021. Applications for the School will close on August 31st 2020. Due to the current level restrictions in Auckland, we will accept initial applications WITHOUT recordings. …

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Chairman, Donald Trott’s Post Performance Speech Of Thanks

The Right Hon Judith Collins; Whanganui MP Harete Hipango; Mayor of Whanganui – Hamish Mcdouall; Headmaster of Whanganui Collegiate School – Wayne Brown; Visiting International tutors Nuccia Focile and Glenn Winslade; All our dedicated staff of tutors and pianists; Students of the 2020 New Zealand Opera School; Visitors from other places,   Citizens of Whanganui; Greetings …

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