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Articles by Simon Holden

Simon Holden
Simon Holden
Stephen Layton © Keith Saunders

Stephen Layton leads a nuanced St Matthew Passion in Auckland

By , 05 October 2018
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Thomas Atkins (Rodolfo) and Marlena Devoe (Mimì) © David Rowland

Talented young cast shines in New Zealand Opera's La bohème

By , 21 September 2018
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Ensemble Zefiro © Ensemble Zefiro

Ebullience and piquant timbres: Ensemble Zefiro plays Mozart divertimenti in Auckland

By , 20 August 2018
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Andreas Ottensamer © Katja Ruge | Decca

Stunning Weber from Andreas Ottensamer in Auckland

By , 23 June 2018
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Simon O'Neill © Askonas Holt

Simon O'Neill's thrilling Wesendonck-Lieder in Auckland

By , 11 June 2018
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Pene Pati (Nemorino) © Simon Watts

New Zealand Opera’s L’elisir d’amore: an evergreen charmer

By , 04 June 2018
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Robert Tucker (supporting roles) and Amelia Berry (Cunegonde) © Simon Watt

Disappointing Candide in Auckland

By , 26 March 2018
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Dina Kuznetsova (Káťa) and Hayley Sugars (Varvara) © David Rowland

A heartwrenching Káťa Kabanová in Auckland

By , 21 September 2017
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Alisa Kolosova © Todd Rosenberg

La Damnation de Faust on autopilot in Auckland

By , 29 August 2017
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Serena Farnocchia © Andrea Luisi

Fascinating Manon Lescaut in Auckland

By , 15 July 2017
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Tom Randle (Don José) and Nino Surguladze (Carmen) © Marty Melville

Ridding Carmen of cliches in Auckland

By , 24 June 2017
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Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve

Dynamic start to Juilliard415's New Zealand tour

By , 28 May 2017
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Rumon Gamba © Andreas Nilsson

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Rumon Gamba push musical boundaries

By , 13 May 2017
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Mahan Esfahani © Bernhard Musil | DG

Esfahani's Poulenc the highlight of an all-French programme in Auckland

By , 31 March 2017
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Jaewoo Kim (Kwan) and company © Candice Whitmore

The Bone Feeder: Haunting new opera premiered in Auckland

By , 25 March 2017
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L'Arpeggiata in 2010 © MIchael Uneffer

L'Arpeggiata jazzes up Purcell in Auckland

By , 17 March 2017
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Stephen Layton © Keith Saunders

Stephen Layton returns to Auckland with Bach and Pärt

By , 27 August 2016
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Madison Nonoa (Ifigenia) © Tatiana Harper Photography

Strong cast opens Handel's Oreste in Auckland

By , 21 August 2016
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Christiane Libor © Etude Arts

Strauss impresses but Mahler falls flat in Auckland

By , 08 August 2016
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson

The spiritual meets the temporal: Éclairs sur l'au-delà in Auckland

By , 11 July 2016
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