CALENDAR

2020/2021 SEASON ENGAGEMENTS

Don 
Giovanni

THE WELLINGTON OPERA

DON GIOVANNI / 17 - 24 APRIL 2021

Wellington Opera is a new professional opera company, launching with Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni at the Wellington Opera House April 2021. 

Audiences are in for a real treat, with a dynamic New Zealand cast featuring many principals back in New Zealand on pause from their careers around the world.

This is a bold yet timeless production offering food for thought for our times whilst embracing the theatricality of old.

 

Carmina
Burana

ORCHESTRA WELLINGTON

ORPHEUS CHOIR OF WELLINGTON

BARITONE SOLOIST / 22 MAY 2021

Béla Bartók's Cantata Profana | Carl Orff's Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana opens with one of the most famous passages in classical music as the massed choir chants “O Fortuna” at full volume over an accompaniment of orchestral power chords while the timpani pound out a beat like the engine room of the Titanic. It would be a jaded listener indeed who could resist this excitement.

But the work offers a great deal more than that. Orff chose a variety of texts ranging
from witty to wistful from the Codex Buranus, a curious collection of 11th century
Latin poems found in a Bavarian monastery.

 

Carmina
Burana

HAMILTON CIVIC CHOIR

BARITONE SOLOIST / 5 JUNE 2021

More to come...