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Anna Leese - Homecoming to Hawke's Bay


Sun 25 Sep 2011, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Hawke's Bay Opera House, 101 Hastings St South, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: : $45.00
  • Child (14 years and under): $35.00
  • Concession (Senior 65+/Student w/ID): : $40.00
  • Encore Club:: $35.00
  • Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 children): : $140.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Related Artists:

Listed by: Andy Brigden

Anna Leese is a graduate of the University of Otago, the Royal College of Music and the Benjamin Britten International Opera School. Her awards include the 2004 Royal Over-Seas League Competition and the 2005 Richard Tauber Prize.

Anna made her Royal Opera House debut in 2006 as Tamiri Il re pastore, returning for Musetta La boheme, Micaela Carmen, First Lady Die Zauberflete, Arminda La finta giardiniera and Echo Ariadne auf Naxos. For New Zealand Opera, she has sung Ilia Idomeneo, Cleopatra Giulio Cesare and Tatyana Eugene Onegin.

She sang Antonia in Les contes d'Hoffmann for Cologne Opera, Tatyana for Flanders Opera and Musetta La boheme with the Canadian Opera Company. Anna is an Associate Artist of the Classical Opera Company. Concerts have included Mahler's Second Symphony with Bernard Haitink and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Carlo Rizzi.

Her BBC Proms debut was with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir Roger Norrington. Anna has appeared in gala concerts with Jose Carreras. Recordings include a recital with Graham Johnson and a Haydn disc. She is a member of the Prince Consort.

Future engagements include Suzel L'amico Fritz and Tatyana Eugene Onegin for Opera Holland Park, and Freia Das Rheingold in concert with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chris Crowe, our guest artists, career in musical theatre has covered many stage shows in New Zealand and Australia, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, in which he played the role of John, in Wellington last year to much acclaim.

Also appearing is Voix de Femmes choir from Havelock North High School and Napier Girls High School Choir.

Public sales start: Monday, 8th August 9am.

Early bird (Available until Mon. 15th August 5pm): $35.00

After 15th August 5pm tickets will be:
Adult: $45.00
Child (14 yrs & under): $35.00
Concession (Senior 65+/Student w/ID): $40.00
Encore Club: $35.00
Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 children): $140 ($35 each)

Service fees apply.

Please note: Encore Club and Family Pass tickets are not available to book online, please contact your nearest TicketDirect outlet to book.

Doors open: 5:00pm
Start time: 6:00pm
Finish time: 8:00pm

Dinner is offered at Opera Kitchen for selected shows, please phone (06) 870-6020 for details. Bookings essential and are done through Opera Kitchen.

Please note: If a customer requires a wheelchair seat please contact the HBOH ticket office to book. (06) 871-5282.

Service fees:
Tickets purchased for this event online will incur the following service fees:

$1.00 Per ticket fee.
$5.00 Per transaction for pickup tickets.
$8.00 Per transaction for courier deliveries.
$11.00 Per transaction for rural deliveries.

No refunds or exchanges on any ticket price or service fee except as required by New Zealand law.