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.

The picture here shows Dame Kiri te Kanawa on her visit to Whanganui in January 2016 surrounded by the Staff and Students of the New Zealand Opera School