Calendar

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Silvio: I Pagliacci – Hawkes Bay Festival Opera @ Napier Municipal Theatre NZ
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci

Two one-act operas by P Mascagni and R Leoncavallo

Opera’s most famous and spectacular pairing, ‘Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci’ has captivated audiences over generations, and Festival Opera’s season will carry on the tradition.

John Wilkie returns to direct a double cast, led by conductor Jose Aparicio, featuring the stunning Toni Marie Palmertree and Anna Pierard as the female heroines in the respective operas.

Rosario la Spina returns after a super-human season in last year’s ‘La Traviata’. He brings his artistry to the classic aria that made Pavarotti famous.

Baritone ZhengZhong Zhou, Kiwi Mezzo Wendy Doyle and Baritone Kieran Rayner are also featured, and in her first foray into opera, the exceptional singer song-writer Julia Deans takes on her newest challenge, performing the role of Lola.

Festival Opera is thrilled to support Project Prima Volta members who will also take part for the most exciting production yet!

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Silvio: I Pagliacci – Hawkes Bay Festival Opera @ Napier Municipal Theatre NZ
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm

Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci

Two one-act operas by P Mascagni and R Leoncavallo

Opera’s most famous and spectacular pairing, ‘Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci’ has captivated audiences over generations, and Festival Opera’s season will carry on the tradition.

John Wilkie returns to direct a double cast, led by conductor Jose Aparicio, featuring the stunning Toni Marie Palmertree and Anna Pierard as the female heroines in the respective operas.

Rosario la Spina returns after a super-human season in last year’s ‘La Traviata’. He brings his artistry to the classic aria that made Pavarotti famous.

Baritone ZhengZhong Zhou, Kiwi Mezzo Wendy Doyle and Baritone Kieran Rayner are also featured, and in her first foray into opera, the exceptional singer song-writer Julia Deans takes on her newest challenge, performing the role of Lola.

Festival Opera is thrilled to support Project Prima Volta members who will also take part for the most exciting production yet!

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Silvio: I Pagliacci – Hawkes Bay Festival Opera @ Napier Municipal Theatre NZ
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci

Two one-act operas by P Mascagni and R Leoncavallo

Opera’s most famous and spectacular pairing, ‘Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci’ has captivated audiences over generations, and Festival Opera’s season will carry on the tradition.

John Wilkie returns to direct a double cast, led by conductor Jose Aparicio, featuring the stunning Toni Marie Palmertree and Anna Pierard as the female heroines in the respective operas.

Rosario la Spina returns after a super-human season in last year’s ‘La Traviata’. He brings his artistry to the classic aria that made Pavarotti famous.

Baritone ZhengZhong Zhou, Kiwi Mezzo Wendy Doyle and Baritone Kieran Rayner are also featured, and in her first foray into opera, the exceptional singer song-writer Julia Deans takes on her newest challenge, performing the role of Lola.

Festival Opera is thrilled to support Project Prima Volta members who will also take part for the most exciting production yet!

Feb
24
Mon
2020
Silvio: I Pagliacci – Hawkes Bay Festival Opera @ Napier Municipal Theatre NZ
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci

Two one-act operas by P Mascagni and R Leoncavallo

Opera’s most famous and spectacular pairing, ‘Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci’ has captivated audiences over generations, and Festival Opera’s season will carry on the tradition.

John Wilkie returns to direct a double cast, led by conductor Jose Aparicio, featuring the stunning Toni Marie Palmertree and Anna Pierard as the female heroines in the respective operas.

Rosario la Spina returns after a super-human season in last year’s ‘La Traviata’. He brings his artistry to the classic aria that made Pavarotti famous.

Baritone ZhengZhong Zhou, Kiwi Mezzo Wendy Doyle and Baritone Kieran Rayner are also featured, and in her first foray into opera, the exceptional singer song-writer Julia Deans takes on her newest challenge, performing the role of Lola.

Festival Opera is thrilled to support Project Prima Volta members who will also take part for the most exciting production yet!

Mar
21
Sat
2020
Bach – Easter Oratorio, Snape Maltings @ Snape Maltings
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm
Bach Easter Oratorio for Aldeburgh Music Choir.

Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk

Kieran will perform as the baritone soloist.

Jul
30
Thu
2020
Forester: Cunning Little Vixen @ Longborough Festival Opera
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm

A vixen cub strays across a forester’s path, and is captured and taken to his home. She makes her escape, and begins her adventures in the wild. With its juxtaposition of humans and animals, The Cunning Little Vixen shifts from the comic world of everyday village life into the mystical cycle of nature. Conducted by Justin Brown, the current Music Director of Karlsruhe State Theatre, and directed by Olivia Fuchs.

This will be Kieran’s third time performing the Forester in his career so far. He is greatly looking forward to diving back into one of his all-time favourite roles.

Vixen Sharp-Ears: Julieth Lozano
Forester: Kieran Rayner
Fox Gold-Spur / Dog: Frances Gregory
Harašta: Aaron Holmes
Priest / Badger: David Howes

 

 

Aug
1
Sat
2020
Forester: Cunning Little Vixen @ Longborough Festival Opera
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm

A vixen cub strays across a forester’s path, and is captured and taken to his home. She makes her escape, and begins her adventures in the wild. With its juxtaposition of humans and animals, The Cunning Little Vixen shifts from the comic world of everyday village life into the mystical cycle of nature. Conducted by Justin Brown, the current Music Director of Karlsruhe State Theatre, and directed by Olivia Fuchs.

This will be Kieran’s third time performing the Forester in his career so far. He is greatly looking forward to diving back into one of his all-time favourite roles.

Vixen Sharp-Ears: Julieth Lozano
Forester: Kieran Rayner
Fox Gold-Spur / Dog: Frances Gregory
Harašta: Aaron Holmes
Priest / Badger: David Howes

 

 

Aug
3
Mon
2020
Forester: Cunning Little Vixen @ Longborough Festival Opera
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm

A vixen cub strays across a forester’s path, and is captured and taken to his home. She makes her escape, and begins her adventures in the wild. With its juxtaposition of humans and animals, The Cunning Little Vixen shifts from the comic world of everyday village life into the mystical cycle of nature. Conducted by Justin Brown, the current Music Director of Karlsruhe State Theatre, and directed by Olivia Fuchs.

This will be Kieran’s third time performing the Forester in his career so far. He is greatly looking forward to diving back into one of his all-time favourite roles.

Vixen Sharp-Ears: Julieth Lozano
Forester: Kieran Rayner
Fox Gold-Spur / Dog: Frances Gregory
Harašta: Aaron Holmes
Priest / Badger: David Howes

 

 

Aug
4
Tue
2020
Forester: Cunning Little Vixen @ Longborough Festival Opera
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm

A vixen cub strays across a forester’s path, and is captured and taken to his home. She makes her escape, and begins her adventures in the wild. With its juxtaposition of humans and animals, The Cunning Little Vixen shifts from the comic world of everyday village life into the mystical cycle of nature. Conducted by Justin Brown, the current Music Director of Karlsruhe State Theatre, and directed by Olivia Fuchs.

This will be Kieran’s third time performing the Forester in his career so far. He is greatly looking forward to diving back into one of his all-time favourite roles.

Vixen Sharp-Ears: Julieth Lozano
Forester: Kieran Rayner
Fox Gold-Spur / Dog: Frances Gregory
Harašta: Aaron Holmes
Priest / Badger: David Howes