Opera Gala Concerts

The combined forces of the Nelson Civic Choir and Nelson Male Voice Choir are joined by three distinguished opera singers and accompanied by a full orchestra to take you on a journey through some of the most exciting and moving operatic landscapes.

With Mozart we visit Seville, Spain and the Island of Crete.

We meet up with Puccini at the Café Momus in Paris on Christmas Eve before heading to a church in Rome via a quick visit to a house on a hill in Nagasaki, Japan.

Verdi leads us off the beaten track and to a gypsy camp in Zaragozza, Spain on the way to a monastery near Cordoba before being exiled by the Babylonians and ending up on the banks of the river Euphrates.

Coming out of exile we find ourselves transiting once again through Italy where we end up in another church, this time on Easter morning in a Sicilian village.

Then, after a short detour to Bruges, Belgium we end up for one final party at Violetta’s apartment in Paris.

Along the way you will meet wounded soldiers returning from war, a flirtatious young woman with a penchant for older men and a shopping addiction, a chief of Police lusting after an opera diva – and in church, too! A woman scorned, wealthy men attracted to lovely young ladies, young love, old love, an exiled peoples longing to be home and free.

Come meet some of the many characters depicted through music and drama in a concert of operatic favourites.

May 4
7:00 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

$35 – $45

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Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand

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