Events

Heritage House Recital followed by Afternoon Tea

Wednesday 8th January 2020 at 2pm (NEW TIME)
Where: Heritage House, 136 St. Hill Street, Whanganui Ticketing: $25.00 available from The Royal Wanganui Opera House from 1st November. General: Doors open at 1pm. Please note the new time. No reserved seating. No door sales.

Presented by the Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists from New Zealand Opera Company.  The singers are selected by audition on the basis of their musical ability.  Splendid music, delicious afternoon tea and a beautiful environment ensure the popularity of this event. 

Public Masterclass with Glenn Winslade

Friday 10th January 2020 at 7.30pm
Where: Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School, Liverpool Street, Whanganui. Ticketing: $15.00 available from The Royal Wanganui Opera House from 1st November General: A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door. No reserved seating.

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 refreshments after the class.

Chapel Service "In Praise of Music"

Sunday 12th January 2020 at 11.30am
Where: Collegiate School Chapel, Collegiate School, Liverpool Street, Whanganui Ticketing: No booking necessary. No reserved seating. General: Retiring Offering

Each year, one of our most popular events is the non-denominational service held in the beautiful Whanganui 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.

Public Masterclass with Nuccia Focile

Monday 13th January 2020 at 7.30pm
Where: Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School, Liverpool Street, Whanganui. Ticketing: $15.00 available from The Royal Wanganui Opera House from 1st November General: A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door. No reserved seating.

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 refreshments after the class.

Talking about Opera

Friday 17th January 2020 @ 2pm
Where: Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School Ticketing: General: Entry by Koha

Dining with Opera

Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 7pm
Where: Local Whanganui restaurants as detailed below Ticketing: Tickets to be booked and paid for at the venues. 

Frank Bar & Eatery 98 Victoria Ave, 0274 222 555
Red Lion Inn 45 Anzac Parade, 06 348 4080
Quality Inn Collegiate 122 Liverpool Street 06 345 8309

General:

The New Zealand Opera School is pleased to present a night of Opera and fine dining at 3 of Whanganui's favourites restaurants. Enjoy a relaxed evening with your friends and be serenaded by our students. 

Great Opera Moments

Saturday 18th January 2020 at 7.30pm
Where: Royal Wanganui Opera House, St.Hill Street, Whanganui Ticketing: Adults $35.00; Senior Citizens and Students $30.00 - from The Royal Wanganui Opera House.  General: Tickets available from the Royal Wanganui Opera House from 1st November

Presented by The Freemasons Foundation, Great Opera Moments is an opportunity to be enchanted and entertained by all the students of the School. It will be an evening of arias staged in a magical way at The Royal Wanganui Opera House. Our aim is to give you pure operatic pleasure.