Welcome to Opera Otago

Opera Otago is thrilled to present Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado as our first production of 2019! Come along to an evening of fun, satire, and great music!

Buy tickets here: https://tickets.operaotago.co.nz/

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Auditions for The Mikado are now open!

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Opera Otago is excited to present our second production of 2018, Little Red Riding Hood by Seymour Barab!

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We are joined by local singers Erica Paterson, Claire Barton, and Scott Bezett in our production of Little Red Riding Hood. Directed by Bryan Aitken, and with David Burchell as Musical Director, this promises to be a fun and entertaining show!


STAGE DIRECTOR – Bryan Aitken.

MUSIC DIRECTOR – David Burchell.

PRINCIPAL CAST – Erica Paterson (Little Red Riding Hood), Claire Barton (Grandmother), Scott Bezett (the Wolf).

Opera Otago has presented opera to the Otago community for sixty years. We are proud to be the oldest continually running opera company in New Zealand.

For our first production of 2018, Opera Otago welcomes you to Mozart’s Don Giovanni. 

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First performed 230 years ago this year, Don Giovanni tells the story of Don Juan, the great lover. Women of all kinds are captured by his charisma. But in 2018 we don’t look at men like that in quite the same way. Opera Otago’s production of Don Giovanni 2018 sets the opera in the world of today and asks the question – is he a lover or a predator? Come and see the opera to decide for yourself. . .

Featuring Dunedin’s very own Robert Tucker as Don Giovanni, and members of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

STAGE DIRECTOR – John Drummond

MUSIC DIRECTOR – Jonathan Drummond

PRINCIPAL CAST (In order of appearance) Leporello – Adam Jon, Donna Anna – Ingrid Fomison-Nurse, Don Giovanni – Robert Tucker, The Commander – Robert Lindsay, Don Ottavio – Ben Madden, Donna Elvira – Olivia Pike, Zerlina – Josephine Chan, Masetto – Scott Bezett


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