School of Music's Opera Scenes production, 2018
School of Music's Opera Scenes production, 2017

Opera Scenes 2018 Event as iCalendar

(Creative Events, Music)

14 September 2018 - 16 September 2018

Venue: Music Theatre, School of Music

Location: 6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Host: School of Music

Cost: $15 / $20

Contact email: creative@auckland.ac.nz

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Friday 14 September and Saturday 15 September, 7:30pm.
Sunday 16 September, 3pm.


This event is part of the School of Music Festival, 14 September - 1 October 2018.

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One of the year’s musical highlights, Opera Scenes prevails in its capacity to captivate and delight audiences. A vocal feast previewing the future of New Zealand opera you will experience resounding performances from the School’s talented voice students. This year’s programme comprises a wide variety of familiar and unfamiliar repertoire, ranging from Mozart to Lehár, Blitzstein to Offenbach, Thomson to Humperdinck, and all set as a vaudeville show straight out of 1910 New York.

Opera Scenes is the culmination performance of The Wallace Opera Training Programme, made possible by generous support from The Wallace Foundation. The cast consists of undergraduate and postgraduate voice performance students, coached and led by the School of Music’s accomplished academic and performance staff.

Cast

Arthur Adams-Close
Emily Briggs
Carla Camilleri
Edward Etuale
Ella Ewen
Caitlin Houghton
Larissa Kent
Matthew Kereama
Mary Laing
Sophie Lamb
Christina McDonald
Ana Mackay
Nicholas MacQueen
Emeline Mafi
Alex Matangi
Caitlin Oliver-Roche
Denzel Panama
Cass Shak
Samara Somerville-Petch
Courtney Summers
Lili Taylor
Saia Teisi
Te Ohorere Williams
Emily Young

Ensemble

Ebony Andrew
Director: Gregory CampSid Chand
Alexandra Francis
Luca Heard
Maeve Herd
Viliami Likuohihifio
Libby Montgomery
Bria Renai
Sophia Yang

Co-Director: Catrin Johnsson
Music Directors: Rachel Fuller, Robert Wiremu
Choral Conductor: Karen Grylls
Producer: Te Oti Rakena
Production Manager: Nathan Hauraki
Coaches: Amy Chang, Juan Kim, Kay Shacklock
Wardrobe Manager: Emma Sloman
Wardrobe Assistant: Nicola Samsom
Dance Captain:
Te Ohorere Williams

Programme

DON GIOVANNI (1787)
Act One, Scene 3 Opening Sequence
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart

WALTZ ME AROUND AGAIN WILLIE (1906)
Ren Shields

HELLO, DOLLY! (1964)
Put On Your Sunday Clothes
Jerry Herman

BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (1909)
Gus Edwards

ORPHÉE AUX ENFERS (1874)
Couplets des baisers
Jacques Offenbach

FLORODORA (1899)
Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (duet)
Leslie Stuart

AFTER THE BALL (1891)
Charles K. Harris

REGINA (1949)
Marc Blitzstein

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (1791)
Finale Act One
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart

DIE LUSTIGE WITWE (1905)
Act Two Introduction, Dance, Vilja-Lied
Franz Lehár

THE MOTHER OF US ALL (1947)
Act Two, Scene Two
Virgil Thomson
Words by Gertrude Stein

DAISY BELL (1892)
Harry Dacre

LYSISTRATA (1902)
Glühwürmchen-Trio
Paul Lincke

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL (1893)
Act Two Sequence
Engelbert Humperdinck


BABES IN TOYLAND (1903)
Never Mind, Bopeep
Victor Herbert

HELLO FRISCO! (1915)
Louis Hirsch

NAUGHTY MARIETTA (1910)
Italian Street Song
Victor Herbert