Amelia Berry wowed last year.
Six of New Zealand’s top opera stars will perform at Auckland Opera Studio’s Matakana Summer Picnic Concert this month.
The event will see the return of favourites, soprano Amelia Berry and tenor Ipu Laga’aia, who performed at the picnic last year. They will be joined by sopranos Amina Edris and Natasha Wilson, bass-baritone Paul Whelan and tenor Oliver Sewell.
They will be accompanied by pianist Claire Caldwell.
Opera Studio director Frances Wilson says one of the positive outcomes of the Covid-19 pandemic is that many gifted singers usually based overseas have returned home to New Zealand
“This means we have been able to select some of the best this country has to offer to perform,” she says.
The concert will feature music drawn from classical operas and contemporary musicals.
The event will be held in a large private garden on the corner of Ward Road and Matakana Valley Road on Saturday, February 27. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own picnic. Gates open at 4.30pm and the concert starts at 5.30pm.
Tickets are available from aucklandoperastudio.co.nz.