Events

Heritage House Lunchtime Recital

9th January 2019 at 12 noon
Where: Heritage House, 136 St. Hill Street, Whanganui Ticketing:

$25.00 - from The Royal Wanganui Opera House or Buy Online Now

General: Doors open at 11am. 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 food and a beautiful environment ensure the popularity of this event. 

Public Masterclass with Russell Smythe

11th January 2019 at 7.30pm
Where: Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School, Liverpool Street, Whanganui. Ticketing:

$15.00 - from The Royal Wanganui Opera House or Buy Online Now

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 a glass of wine or juice after the class.

Chapel Service "In Praise of Music"

Sunday 13th January 2019 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 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.

Public Masterclass with Della Jones

14th January 2019 at 7.30pm
Where: Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School, Liverpool Street, Whanganui. Ticketing:

$15.00 - from The Royal Wanganui Opera House or Buy Online Now

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 a glass of wine or juice after the class.

Opera and Aroha on the River

17th January 2019 (18th January-rain day)
Where: Whanganui, Taupo Quay, Riverboat Museum Ticketing:

$35 for a picnic space | $550 for a table of 8 - from The Royal Wanganui Opera House or Buy Online Now
You may like to order a platter? Order at lucyplimmer@xtra.co.nz

General: Bar available, no BYO

The 25th anniversary of the founding of the New Zealand Opera School will be held on the Whanganui River and is entitled OPERA and AROHA on the River.  The historic riverboats, the Waimarie and Wairua, will be the stage for the evening with a special floating pontoon between the shore and the boat. The riverboats will be joined by the Putiki Marae Waka making its way up the Awa bearing Waiata performers.  Taking part will be alumni from the school from all over the world and students of the current school.  This absolutely spectacular celebration of the NZOS is not to be missed! Picnic on the riverbank or book a VIP table - your choice for an extraordinary evening. 

Talking About Opera

18th January 2019 at 2.30pm
Where: Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School, Liverpool St, Whanganui Ticketing: Entry by koha General: Doors open at 2pm. No reserved seating.

An entertaining talk about Opera.

Great Opera Moments

19th January 2019 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 or Buy Online Now

General: Tickets available from the Royal Wanganui Opera House

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.