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Stephen Layton © Keith Saunders
Auckland

Stephen Layton leads a nuanced St Matthew Passion in Auckland

By , 04 October 2018
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Thomas Atkins (Rodolfo) and Marlena Devoe (Mimì) © David Rowland
Auckland

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

By , 19 September 2018
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Ensemble Zefiro © Ensemble Zefiro
Auckland

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

By , 18 August 2018
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Andreas Ottensamer © Katja Ruge | Decca
Auckland

Stunning Weber from Andreas Ottensamer in Auckland

By , 21 June 2018
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Simon O'Neill © Askonas Holt
Auckland

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

By , 09 June 2018
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Pene Pati (Nemorino) © Simon Watts
Auckland

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

By , 31 May 2018
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Robert Tucker (supporting roles) and Amelia Berry (Cunegonde) © Simon Watt
Auckland

Disappointing Candide in Auckland

By , 23 March 2018
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Dina Kuznetsova (Káťa) and Hayley Sugars (Varvara) © David Rowland
Auckland

A heartwrenching Káťa Kabanová in Auckland

By , 19 September 2017
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Alisa Kolosova © Todd Rosenberg
Auckland

La Damnation de Faust on autopilot in Auckland

By , 27 August 2017
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Serena Farnocchia © Andrea Luisi
Auckland

Fascinating Manon Lescaut in Auckland

By , 14 July 2017
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Tom Randle (Don José) and Nino Surguladze (Carmen) © Marty Melville
Auckland

Ridding Carmen of cliches in Auckland

By , 22 June 2017
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Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve
Auckland

Dynamic start to Juilliard415's New Zealand tour

By , 26 May 2017
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Rumon Gamba © Andreas Nilsson
Auckland

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Rumon Gamba push musical boundaries

By , 11 May 2017
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Mahan Esfahani © Bernhard Musil | DG
Auckland

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

By , 30 March 2017
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Jaewoo Kim (Kwan) and company © Candice Whitmore
Auckland

The Bone Feeder: Haunting new opera premiered in Auckland

By , 23 March 2017
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L'Arpeggiata in 2010 © MIchael Uneffer
Auckland

L'Arpeggiata jazzes up Purcell in Auckland

By , 15 March 2017
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Stephen Layton © Keith Saunders
Auckland

Stephen Layton returns to Auckland with Bach and Pärt

By , 25 August 2016
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Madison Nonoa (Ifigenia) © Tatiana Harper Photography
Auckland

Strong cast opens Handel's Oreste in Auckland

By , 20 August 2016
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Christiane Libor © Etude Arts
Auckland

Strauss impresses but Mahler falls flat in Auckland

By , 05 August 2016
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Auckland

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

By , 09 July 2016
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Randall Bills (Tamino) © Marty Melville
Auckland

Awkward direction hampers New Zealand Opera's Magic Flute in Auckland

By , 16 June 2016
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Christophe Rousset © Eric Larrayadieu
Auckland

L'Esprit français: Les Talens Lyriques in Auckland

By , 15 April 2016
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Johannes Fritzsch © Patrick Togher Artists Management
Auckland

Schoenberg the standout in Auckland Philharmonia's “Degenerate music” programme

By , 07 April 2016
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Edo de Waart © Jesse Willems
Auckland

NZSO welcomes Edo de Waart with a Mahler thriller

By , 01 April 2016
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Auckland

Thrilling Beethoven but a surfeit of cello adagios with the ACO

By , 08 November 2015
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Henning Kraggerud © Robert Romik
Auckland

Henning Kraggerud's Bruch fits the “Virtuoso Violin” bill in Auckland

By , 08 October 2015
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Giordano Bellincampi © Andreas Köhring
Auckland

Giordano Bellincampi shows off musical treasures in Auckland

By , 01 October 2015
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Phillip Rhodes (Scarpia) and Orla Boylan (Tosca) © Neil Mackenzie
Auckland

High-octane Tosca in Auckland

By , 17 September 2015
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Auckland

Tribute to Leipzig: Isabelle Faust makes Mendelssohn sound afresh in Auckland

By , 23 July 2015
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Auckland

Uplifting Haydn a highlight from the Auckland Chamber Orchestra

By , 19 July 2015
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Pietari Inkinen © IMG Artists
Auckland

Inkinen farewells New Zealand in a blaze of Wagnerian glory

By , 19 June 2015
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Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Ashley Brown and Natalie Lin © Matt Grace
Auckland

Celebrating with the Turnovsky Jubilee Ensemble in Auckland

By , 12 June 2015
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Eivind Gullberg Jensen © Paul Bernhard
Auckland

Giuliano Sommerhalder's trumpet resounds resplendently in Auckland Town Hall

By , 06 May 2015
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Benjamin Northey © Ross Calia
Auckland

Two world premières evoke the spirit of Anzac Day in Auckland

By , 23 April 2015
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Nicolas Altstaedt © Marco Borggreve
Auckland

Dutilleux the star in the Auckland Philharmonia's Out of this World concert

By , 16 April 2015
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Indra Thomas © Indra Thomas | Askonas Holt
Auckland

A moving Child Of Our Time concludes the Auckland Arts Festival

By , 21 March 2015
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Owen Metsileng (Macbeth) © Nicky Newman
Auckland

Macbeth in the jungle at the Auckland Arts Festival

By , 11 March 2015
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Freddy Kempf © Neda Navaee
Auckland

A disappointing take on three Beethoven masterpieces from Kempf and the NZSO

By , 06 March 2015
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Auckland

A star in the making: Marlena Devoe wows as Lucia in Auckland

By , 10 October 2014
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Anna Leese (Donna Elvira) and Mark Stone (Don Giovanni) © Neil Mackenzie
Auckland

Singers the stars in New Zealand Opera's Don Giovanni

By , 18 September 2014
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Robin Tritschler © Garreth Wong
Auckland

A fresh and joyous account of The Creation from the New Zealand SO

By , 30 August 2014
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Christine Brewer © Christian Steiner
Auckland

Christine Brewer and the APO bring a taste of Vienna to Auckland

By , 28 August 2014
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Edo de Waart © Edo de Waart
Auckland

Noble and restrained Mahler from Edo de Waart in Auckland

By , 15 August 2014
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Nicholas Mulroy © Raphaelle Photography
Auckland

Stephen Layton's gripping St John Passion in Auckland

By , 14 August 2014
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Giordano Bellincampi © Andreas Köhring
Auckland

Disappointing Bruch mars APO's Violin Fantasy concert

By , 05 June 2014
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Paul McCreesh © Ben Wright
Auckland

Paul McCreesh bring the spirit of delight to Elgar

By , 08 May 2014
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Joanna MacGregor © Ingpen & Williams
Auckland

Joanna MacGregor's Exotic Birds a highlight in Auckland

By , 27 March 2014
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Kelemen Quartet © Tamás Dobos
Auckland

Kelemen Quartet brings Hungarian fire to Auckland

By , 19 March 2014
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Eckehard Stier © Dieter Wuschanski
Auckland

Stravinsky's Petrushka steals the show at the APO's Gala Opening

By , 20 February 2014
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George Crumb © Becky Starobin
Auckland

The Auckland Chamber Orchestra stun in a concert of contemporary music

By , 01 December 2013
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