From $25
24 MAR, 2024, 3-6PM

A global gathering of Pasefika opera greats, song, storytelling and movement.

Immigrants to Aotearoa from the Pacific Islands in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s had all sorts of dreams for their families – but being an opera singer wasn’t one of them. Today, Pasefika opera voices are heard around the globe.

The O.Gs is a concert in motion celebrating the first wave, a veritable who’s who, of Pasefika opera singers. These virtuosos have sung all over the world, and for this once in a lifetime event, are coming home to sing and share their stories with you.

Each has a different story. All have the same story. Celebrate the triumphs and learn about the challenges faced by these pioneering wave makers as they take us on a journey from the music of their islands to Bellini, Mozart, Verdi, Strauss, Gershwin, Sondheim and more. With choir and orchestra.

Written and directed by Siliga Sani Muliaumaseali’I, conducted by Dr Opeloge Ah Sam and choreography from Iosefa Enari MNZM featuring Soprano Aivale Cole, Tenors Ben Makisi and Siliga Sani Muliaumaseali’I, Mezzo Soprano Lotte Latukefu, Bass Bariton Eddie Muliaumaseali’I and Guest Soprano Deborah Wai Kapohe.

$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: 08 November 2023