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APO at the Opera: Tales of Passion and Betrayal

The Trusts Community Foundation Opera in Concert

Please note: The APO will continue to monitor Government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 situation and how this relates to future APO events and activities. If changes to events occur we will communicate with you as soon as we can.

Conductor Holly Mathieson
Presenter Simon O’Neill

Soprano Anna Leese
Soprano Natasha Wilson
Mezzo-soprano Kristin Darragh
Tenor Simon O’Neill
Tenor Amitai Pati
Tenor Oliver Sewell

Join the APO, Simon O’Neill and a cast of New Zealand’s finest opera stars for a breath-taking evening of music from some of the most beloved operas ever written.

You will be swept up in a roller-coaster ride of emotion as our artists perform scenes, not just individual arias, recreating opera’s great tales of passion and betrayal. Relive some of the best moments from La bohème, Otello, Roméo et Juliette, Rigoletto and other favourites.

Don’t miss this wonderful night of opera!


Bellini Norma: Overture

Bellini I puritani
           ‘A te, o cara, amor talora’

Gounod Roméo et Juliette
             ‘Ah! Je veux vivre’
             ‘Ange adorable’
             ‘Ah! lève-toi, soleil!’ (Entr’acte to Act II)
             ‘Va! je t'ai pardonné… Nuit d'hyménée!’ (Entr’acte to Act IV)

Puccini La bohème
            ‘Non sono in vena’: Orchestral introduction
            ‘Che gelida manina!’
            ‘Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì’
            ‘O soave fanciulla’

Verdi La traviata
         Act I:Prelude
         ‘Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo’

Verdi Otello
         ‘Già nella notte densa’
         ‘Dio! mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali’

Verdi Rigoletto
         ‘Caro nome che il mio cor’
         ‘La donna è mobile’
         ‘Un dì, se ben rammentomi’
         ‘Bella figlia dell’amore…’

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