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About Opera In the Pa
Opera in the Pa / Ko te pā o puoro whakaari
After a 4 year hiatus, Opera in the Pa returns on Waitangi Day, 2019.
This will be a beautiful and breathtaking evening of opera and celebration of Waitangi Day held on the lawn at the Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua.
Maori Waiata and Pacific Island music will be interwoven amongst famous operatic tunes, making this a unique event, with one of Rotorua’s favourite sons and Broadway star Turanga Merito entertaining attendees as Master of Ceremonies
Headline artists include Moses McKay, Pene Pati and Maitai Pati of Sol3 Mio, and Joel Amosa winner of the 2018 Lexus Song Quest. Also featuring are Kararaina Walker, Hohaia McFarlane and Anahera Waiariki. All are accompanied by renowned pianist Ludwig Treviranus, with Elisha Hulton both as a performer and Musical Director for the evening.
A key component of Opera In The Pa’s events is to provide an opportunity for aspiring singers to showcase their talents on the big stage. Rotorua’s future stars Hohaia Macfarlane (Tenor) and Anahera Waiariki (Mezzo Soprano) have been given this honour for the 2019 event.
For guests enjoying the lawn, they are welcome to bring their own picnics, blankets and/or low folding chairs for a relaxing and fun-filled time with family and/or friends.
Purchase your tickets today for what promises to be a memorable and entertaining evening of opera.