Saturday 16th February 2013
Opera in the Park is back with a stellar lineup of contemporary performers and some of New Zealand’s best opera singers. Bring a picnic and soak up the atmosphere for this wonderful night of music in the open air. With affordable ticket prices this is a world class event that everyone can enjoy.
Madeleine Pierard: Rising international star soprano Madeleine Pierarad won the 2005 Lexus Song Quest before pursuing an MMus at London’s Benjamin Britten Opera School and she was the Jette Parker Young Artist with the Royal Opera in Covent Garden from 2010 to 2012.
Anna Pierard :The sister of Madeline, mezzo-soprano Anna holds a BMus and MMus from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
Don McGlashan: A New Zealand music legend from such iconic bands as The Plague, From Scratch, The Whizz Kids, Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, The Mutton Birds and 2009’s The Bellbirds.
Julia Deans:From honey-sweet falsetto to menacing growl, the voice of Julia Deans has offered light and shade to a variety of musical endeavours over the years.
For further line up and announcements check www.nelsonfestivals.co.nz
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