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Auckland Opera Studio in association with Manukau Symphony Orchestra presents Verdi Meets Puccini, Saturday 28 September 7.30pm at the Due drop Events Centre.

Ticket Information

  • Premium Adult: $74.25 each ($70.00 + $4.25 fees)
  • Premium Senior: $69.12 each ($65.00 + $4.12 fees)
  • Premium Student/Child: $15.38 each ($15.00 + $0.38 fees)
  • A Reserve Adult: $58.38 each ($55.00 + $3.38 fees)
  • A Reserve Senior: $53.25 each ($50.00 + $3.25 fees)
  • A Reserve Student/Child: $15.38 each ($15.00 + $0.38 fees)
  • B Reserve Adult: $48.12 each ($45.00 + $3.12 fees)
  • B Reserve Senior: $43.00 each ($40.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • B Reserve Student / Child: $15.38 each ($15.00 + $0.38 fees)
  • Wheelchair: $48.12 each ($45.00 + $3.12 fees)
  • Wheelchair Senior: $43.00 each ($40.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Wheelchair Student: $15.38 each ($15.00 + $0.38 fees)
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  • Sat 28 Sep 2024, 7:30pm–9:25pm


Part of Due Drop Events Centre



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Indulge in an operatic evening of rich emotion and romantic tragedy like no other. For the first time, the highly acclaimed Auckland Opera Studio and Manukau Symphony Orchestra come together to weave an explosive and heartrending combination of works from two Masters: welcome to VERDI MEETS PUCCINI.

From the oriental grace and passion of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, to Verdi’s exotic and scorching landscapes of ancient Egypt, two very different women are nevertheless led on the same crushing journey of unrequited love. A careful selection of arias, such as 'Nessun Dorma' and Berlini's 'Casta Diva' - from the powerful and turbulent to the soft and sublime, will complement these not-to-be-missed scenes.

Flying in from London to perform these two groundbreaking concerts are New Zealand’s Eliza Boom Soprano, Katie Trigg Mezzo-soprano and Felicity Tomkins Soprano with Benson Wilson Baritone alongside Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono Tenor. Uwe Grodd will conduct the Manukau Symphony Orchestra along with Auckland Choral and Pakuranga Choral. Directed by John G. Davies

Verdi - Aida - Triumphant March and Temple Scene
Bellini - Norma - 'Casta Diva', 'Mira, o Norma' duet
Massenet - Werther - 'Air des Lettres'
Verdi - La Traviata - 'Di Provenza il mar, il suol'
Verdi - Nabucco - 'Va pensiero'
Puccini - Turandot - 'Nessun Dorma'
Puccini - Madame Butterfly 'Humming Chorus'
Puccini - Madame Butterfly - Act Three

Eliza Boom soprano
Katie Trigg mezzo soprano
Felicity Tomkins soprano
Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono tenor
Benson Wilson baritone
Uwe Grodd conductor

Manukau Symphony Orchestra
Auckland Choral
Pakuranga Choral Society

Sunday 29 Performance 5.00pm and the Auckland Town Hall. Tickets from Ticketmaster.

Students must hold a valid student ID.
No children under 11 years without parental supervision.
Service fees apply.

For wheelchair bookings please call 0800 BUYTIX hotline (wheelchair bookings are not available online).

Onsite Box Office opens two hours before show start.

Entrance: Enter through Gate 1 or 2
Parking: Northern Carpark. Parking $5 -Purchase with your tickets, or at the Box Office (Card Only). Or pay with INUGO App: $4.00 for first hour then $ 0.50 per hour.

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