“No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.” - W.H. Auden
We are head over heels with opera, wide eyed for Monteverdi and smitten for Britten. With the alert levels changing for the better, we can confirm that VOICES LOVE OPERA is coming to your stages in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington mid-October. Some of New Zealand's best singers are debuting a new show that explores both the triumphs and the heartbreaks of love. Straight from the opera stages comes this romantic tour-de-force involving Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Lucia de Lammermoor and other operatic favourites.
Wild, surprising, jubilant, funny and sometimes disastrous, this story was created and directed by well-known opera director Jacqueline Coats. Through well-loved arias, duets and choruses, the story is being told by a 16-strong Voices ensemble joined on stage by soloists Morag Atchison (Soprano), Catrin Johnsson (Mezzo Soprano), Andrew Grenon (Tenor), and Will King (Bass) accompanied by Rachel Fuller.
Join us for this uplifting concert and you will recognise the songs from L’Orfeo, Dido and Aeneas, Gloriana, The Tales of Hoffman, Lucia di Lammermoor, Carmen, The Merry Widow, Madame Butterfly and more.
Director Jacqueline Coats
Musical Director Karen Grylls
Soprano Morag Atchison
Mezzo Soprano Catrin Johnsson
Tenor Andrew Grenon
Bass Will King