The New Zealand School of Music presents...

The New Zealand School of Music presents its biennial opera production - for the very first time at Hannah Playhouse.

The School presents Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen, featuring classical voice students performing alongside the NZSM Orchestra. Jon Hunter directs.

Janáček’s unconventional opera, a reflection on the cycle of life and death, contains music of heart-stopping beauty. In this production, the two worlds of the opera, the human and the animal, are seen through a contemporary lens. The Vixen bridges the industrial and natural worlds, with the other animals somehow reminiscent of the invisibles at the fringes of society - the factory workers, cleaners, homeless and street kids.

‘The extraordinary opera which turned convention on its head and created music of heart-stopping beauty’ - The Guardian

The legacy of opera at the New Zealand School of Music and Victoria University is long, and its productions are frequently met with rave reviews and full houses. Don’t miss this chance to see some of the country’s finest upcoming singing talent in a boutique production of an extraordinary modern opera.


  • Friday 28 July 7:30pm
  • Saturday 29 July 7:30pm
  • Sunday 30 July 2:30pm


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