Auckland Opera Studio Annual Gala is an event promoted by the Auckland Opera Studio to showcase New Zealand’s top young Operatic Talent featuring Arias, Duets and Ensembles from Bellini to Puccini and beyond. 

The artist line-up includes Eliza Boom, Natasha Te Rupe Wilson, Amelia Berry, Christina Orgis, Paul Whelan, Oliver Sewell, James Ioelu and Emmanuel Fonoti Fuimaono. The Pianist for this concert will be Somi Kim, one of New Zealand’s foremost piano accompanists.

The programme is all in the original language, mostly Italian or German, with translations (surtitles) in English for all to see. There is also a Compere who describes the music and the story. 

"A triumph of opera in a stunning acoustic with world-class Kiwi artists. Lucky Auckland.” - Clare Martin, opera, recital and oratorio artist

"It was a world class event with a high level of vocal and theatrical professionalism and a freshness and rawness that is uniquely Kiwi.”- Sally Barratt-Boyes

“What a treat!  A fabulous evening of the most wonderful talent." - Rose Creighton

“Frances Wilson - keeping the operatic flame alive.” - William Dart, Music Critic

“What an absolutely fabulous evening of extraordinary New Zealand talent." - Steve Elliston

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 29 July 2022