Welcome to Opera Otago

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.

Our first 2017 production is the world premiere of John Drummond’s new opera War Hero, which tells the amazing story of Otago farmer and World War 1 conscientious objector Archibald Baxter. With an all-male cast headed by NZ international tenor Andrew Glover, this will be an experience not to be missed. Performances take place at the Mayfair Theatre on 22, 25, 27 and 29 July.

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Bob Kerr’s famous painting of Baxter undergoing Field Punishment No 1.

Tickets are available here https://tickets.operaotago.co.nz/ 

Later this year Opera Otago presents another community opera, following the great success of 2016’s A Christmas Carol: the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance. Watch this space!

War Hero Talk 

Come and hear John Drummond talk about his War Hero opera! Wednesday 7 June, 5.15pm, Moot Hall, Richardson Building, University campus.