Our January 2018 Event

This year’s event was once again a fantastic occasion, thanks to the incredibly talented singers, tutors and organisers alike. And the public came out in force to enjoy a wide range of events, from performances in cafes to the tutoring lessons and the Great Opera Moments on the final night.
The annual N.Z. Opera School has become a strong part of the cultural life of Whanganui and we now look forward to the 25th NZ Opera School in January 2019.


Whanganui Opera Week supports the New Zealand Opera School in Wanganui each summer
Students from across New Zealand join their internationally renowned Tutors and Répétiteurs at the Wanganui Collegiate School for two weeks' intensive training of vocal and stagecraft skills.

Please see our Events page for details of the events which the public have entry to.

Many well known operatic names with successful national and international careers attended the School including Simon O'Neill; the trio 'Sol3 Mio'; Philip Rhodes and many more who have progressed to study in the great opera houses of Europe and America.