Events

The people of Whanganui have taken the NZ Opera School and the Students to their hearts. So much so that most public events are quickly sold out. If you are thinking of enjoying one of our performances please get your ticket as soon as possible. These are available at the Royal Wanganui Opera House.
For the Lunchtime Concert and the two Masterclasses a limited number of tickets will be available at the door on a first come first served basis.  The Chapel Service is open with no booking necessary.
Doors will open one hour before each event 


Lunch followed by Recital
Wednesday 10 January 2018 at 12 noon

This event is presented by The Dame Malvina Major Scholars.
The singers are selected by audition on the basis of their musical ability.
Splendid music, delicious food and a beautiful environment ensure the popularity of this event. 

Heritage House, 136 St. Hill Street, Whanganui
$25 Book at the Royal Wanganui Opera House or a limited number of tickets at the door.
Doors open at 11am. No reserved seating. 


Public Masterclass with Cesar Ulloa (USA)

Friday 12 January 2018 at 7.30pm 

The tutors who are selected to teach at the NZOS are of the very highest standard from within New Zealand and from overseas.  If you have never been to Masterclasses before, we urge you to experience a training session in progress. The Masterclasses give a greater insight into the development of the human voice, and you will be informed and entertained by the experience. 
You are invited to join the students and tutors for a glass of wine or juice after the class.

Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School, Liverpool Street, Whanganui.
$15 Book at the Royal Wanganui Opera House or a limited number of tickets at the door.
 No reserved seating. 


Chapel Service "In Praise of Music"
Sunday 14 January 2018 at 11.30am

Each year, one of our most popular events is the non-denominational service held in the beautiful Wanganui Collegiate School Chapel. The emphasis throughout is on music and you can be assured that with more than twenty trained voices along with the School Staff and Tutors all accompanied by the stunning sounds of the recently restored organ, you will be treated to a moving and uplifting experience.

Collegiate School Chapel, Collegiate School, Liverpool Street, Whanganui
No booking necessary. No reserved seating
Retiring Offering 


Public Masterclass with Della Jones (UK)
Monday 15 January 2018 at 7.30pm 

The tutors who are selected to teach at the NZOS are of the very highest standard from within New Zealand and from overseas.  If you have never been to Masterclasses before, we urge you to experience a training session in progress. The Masterclasses give a greater insight into the development of the human voice, and you will be informed and entertained by the experience. 
You are invited to join the students and tutors for a glass of wine or juice after the class.

Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School, Liverpool Street, Whanganui.
$15 Book at the Royal Wanganui Opera House or a limited number of tickets at the door.
 No reserved seating. 


Dining with Opera
Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 7.00pm (Please arrive at 6.30pm)

This year there will be 4 venues:-
Big Orange / Ceramic Lounge, 51 Victoria Avenue 06 348 4449
Element Cafe & Restaurant, 26 Victoria Avenue 06 345 7028
Quality Inn Collegiate, 122 Liverpool Street 06 345 8309
Red Lion 45 Anzac Parade 06 348 4080
NB: Please arrive at 6.30pm as show starts at 7pm.

Make up a party and enjoy the students singing whilst you enjoy dinner at the restaurant of your choice.
The students will entertain you during the evening at these Whanganui venues.

To be booked and paid for at the venue


Talking about "Desert Island Discs"
Friday 19th January 2018 at 2.30pm

Join Della and Cesar as they discuss their Desert Island Disc selection

Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School, Liverpool Street
No reserved seating. Entry by Koha


Great Opera Moments 2018
Saturday 20 January 2018 at 7.30pm

The Freemasons Foundation presents Great Opera Moments where you will be enchanted and entertained by all the students of the School. It will be an evening of arias staged in a magical way in our own Royal Wanganui Opera House. We aim to give you pure operatic pleasure.

Royal Wanganui Opera House, St.Hill Street, Whanganui
Adults $35; Senior Citizens and Students $30
Book at the Royal Wanganui Opera House