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as relevant, moving and madcap as the Metropolitan Opera premiere was 100 years ago

World’s collide with life-changing consequences in this double-bill of mini-masterpieces by Puccini. The operas are transported to the 1970's and set against the potent backdrop of the decade of decadence.

The operas feature internationally-acclaimed opera stars Margaret Medlyn as Suor Angelica’s icy Princess and Robert Tucker in Gianni Schicchi’s devilish title role alongside students from Te Kōkī – New Zealand School of Music. Director Jon Hunter is joined by designers Sean Coyle, Glenn Ashworth and Sarah Carswell with Kenneth Young conducting the NZSM orchestra.

Performances are:

  • Friday 19 July, 7.30pm

  • Saturday 20 July, 7.30pm

  • Sunday 21 July, 2.30pm

Prices*: Adult A Reserve (Stalls) $40.00, B Reserve (Balcony) $35.00; Student B Reserve (with ID) $10.00; Group of 6 or more in A Reserve $35.00 per person; Group of 15 or more in A Reserve $30.00 per person. *Service fees may apply. 

Performance duration approx. 2 hours (incl. interval). Latecomers will be seated when appropriate. Tickets are for allocated seating. See Ticketing T&Cs for the Hannah's policies on phones, photos and large items

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NZ School of music, victoria university

The New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī, Victoria University of Wellington, has the breadth and depth of music study available nowhere else in New Zealand. It is situated in Wellington, the arts capital of New Zealand, and offers the highest standards of excellence in professional music fields (including classical performance, composition, jazz, music therapy, musicology, and ethnomusicology), and brings an international standard of music education to New Zealanders. From 2006 until 2014, NZSM was a joint venture of Massey and Victoria Universities, drawing upon the long history of music education provided by the Victoria University Music Department and Massey Conservatorium of Music.The School is led by Prof Sally Jane Norman.