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When:

Fri 23 Mar 2018, 10:00am–12:15pm

Where: Ellerslie War Memorial Hall, 138 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $12.00
  • Non - Members: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: bryce_chris

Stuart Maunder AM, General Director NZ OPERA will be our guest. Stuart is directing “Candide” which will play at Auckland Town Hall from 23 – 25 March.

Background: Born, Australia. Resident Director 1981-1987. Staff director Royal Opera, Covent Garden – 1992-1997. Artistic Administrator, Opera Australia (OA) – 1999-2003. Executive Producer, OA – 2004-2008.

OA repertoire: Includes Don Pasquale, Roméo et Juliette, La Traviata, The Pirates of Penzance, lolanthe, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Gypsy Princess, Lindy, Il Signor Bruschino, La scala di seta, Manon, HMS Pinafore, Trial by Jury, Les contes d'Hoffmann, My Fair Lady, A Little Night Music

Other Companies: Carmen, La traviata (SOSA); Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Pasquale, Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Opera Queensland); Pirates of Penzance (D'Oyly Carte, UK); Trial by Jury (Covent Garden Festival); The Mikado, La fille du régiment (Opera Pacific); The Magic Flute, Les contes d'Hoffmann (Opus Festival, France); The Marriage of Figaro (Hong Kong). Featured in BBC TV series Top Score.

Music Theatre credits include Dusty – The Original Pop Diva, Shout! The Legend of the Wild One (Australian tour), Bernstein's Mass (VAC); Little Women (Kookaburra); Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Australian tour).

James sang-oh Yoo, APO cellist will play a programme of music. Born in South Korea, James sang­-oh Yoo began studying Cello at the age of eight. His former teachers include Thomas Tsai and Susan Blake at Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia. In 2008 he moved to Germany and continued his cello studies with Maria Kliegel at the Cologne University of Music and Dance.

During his studies, he also had lessons and masterclasses with Pinchas Zukerman, Truls Mørk, Gautier Capuçon, Laszlo Mezo, Li­Wei Qin and Pieter Wispelwey.

James has performed Cello Solo works and Sonatas on Fine Music 102.5fm and Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio broadcast and also performed a number of Major Cello Concertos with a various orchestras and ensembles including SBS Television and Radio Youth orchestra, Kuring­-Gai Philharmonie Orchestra and North Sydney Youth Symphony.

There will be a light lunch to follow.

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