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Stage & Screen

Stage & Screen

Surrender to the sublime as we bring you the most beloved musical moments from stage and screen.

Stage & Screen

Surrender to the sublime, the scintillating and the sensational as we bring you the most beloved musical moments from stage and screen. Featuring songs such as Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, Maria and One Day More, this show is sure to stir your soul and stun your senses.

Starring Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Russell Dixon, Amanda Atlas, and Kelly Lim Harris accompanied by Grant Winterburn at the piano. 

 

 

Concerts start at 11am
Tickets include lunch with the performers

All Dates & Venues

Order By:
Carterton:
17th July 2020
Christchurch:
4th August 2020
Dunedin:
6th August 2020
Gisborne:
15th July 2020
Hamilton:
13th July 2020
Hastings:
16th July 2020
Invercargill:
7th August 2020
Kapiti:
21st July 2020
Lower Hutt:
20th July 2020
Nelson:
3rd August 2020
New Plymouth:
24th July 2020
North Shore:
29th July 2020
Orewa:
28th July 2020
Palmerston North:
22nd July 2020
Papakura:
30th July 2020
Remuera:
27th July 2020
Rotorua:
14th July 2020
Tauranga:
31st July 2020
Timaru:
5th August 2020
Whanganui:
23rd July 2020
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Susan Boland

Soprano/Co-owner

Susan Boland, is owner and co-founder of Operatunity. She has been a professional singer for 30 years. Her achievements include winning all major aria competitions...
Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua

Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua

Principal Resident Artist

Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua was awarded the Iosefa Enari Scholarship Award for the support and development of Pacific Island Opera Singers in 2004 and was a finalist...
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Karl Perigo

Resident Artist

Karl Perigo has a string of credits to his name having performed lead roles in Les Miserables and recently in the title role as 'The...
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Amanda Atlas

Singer

New Zealand soprano Amanda Atlas embarked on her international career in 1999, spending ten years singing for various opera companies and orchestras in the US and Europe....
Grant Winterburn

Grant Winterburn

Pianist

Grant Winterburn is one of New Zealand’s leading keyboard players. His wealth of experience across a wide range of musical genres has made him in...
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Kelly Lim Harris

Singer

Kelly Lim Harris is an Auckland based, New Zealand born crossover soprano of Malaysian and NZ European descent.  Operatically trained, Kelly holds a Bachelor of Music...
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Russell Dixon

Singer

Russell’s professional theatre career spans 25 years. He has worked on major productions throughout New Zealand and Japan, British touring productions throughout the UK and...

Operatunity Daytime Concerts

 

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Ticket Prices

Booking Instructions

Group Bookings

Concert Details

Parking and Access Information

Lunch

 Driving Miss Daisy

 

 

Driving Miss Daisy is offering a $5 discount per journey per car for every trip to and from an Operatunity concert. Just provide your name and concert date at the time of booking to receive this discount and show them your ticket or season pass card. Bookings are essential, call 0800 948 432 to book today. 

Live life to the full with our safe, friendly, and reliable companion driving service. They are nationwide with their service operating in most towns and cities from Whangarei to Invercargill. Head to the website for further information https://drivingmissdaisy.co.nz/

They provide transportation and companion driving services for the elderly, children, disabled and for anyone who is unable to drive from A to B. They offer you independence and peace of mind, enabling you to get out, have fun, and add some zing into your everyday living. Their special service also provides assistance in and out of the car, going to appointments, shopping and company on outings. Special needs are catered for including assistance with a walker or wheelchair.

FIVE GREAT REASONS TO USE DRIVING MISS DAISY:

1. INDEPENDENCE – No longer will you need to rely on friends and family to take you out and about. Your companion driver can take you wherever you need to go – to medical appointments, shopping, to visit friends, transport your children to school or to after-school activities if you’re working, to the airport, or maybe even when you simply want to go for a drive!

2. SAFE & SECURE – They know how important it is to feel safe and secure so all Driving Miss Daisy drivers are police checked and hold current First Aid training certificates to maximise your peace of mind.

3. RELIABLE – They are a pre-booked service.They understand your needs and concerns and for this reason they do their best to provide a reliable and trustworthy service. They ring to confirm the pickup time and guarantee they’ll try to be on time or always ring if they are held up. Their new cars are maintained to exacting standards and therefore reliable too.

4. FRIENDLY & PERSONAL –  Drivers choose the business because they love being around people and the regular clients love knowing exactly who will be driving them. They often hear, ‘it’s like driving with a friend’.

5. COST EFFECTIVE FOR A SUPERIOR SERVICE – They are competitively priced and can pre-quote so you will always know ahead of time exactly what the price will be.They accept Total Mobility cards/vouchers in most regions across New Zealand, making them even more affordable, and have a great Loyalty Card system to reward you.

 

2020 Tickets Prices

Season Ticket - $228 each (All 8 concerts paid in advance - $28.50 per concert. Additional tickets are also discounted to $32)

Standard Ticket Price - $35 Each

Pick 'n' Mix Ticket - four-or-more concerts of your choice paid for in advance ($30 per concert, starting at $120)

Group of 5+ - $32

Group of 10+ - $31

Group of 30+ - $30 plus one free ticket for group organizer

We thank you for your support, and any questions you may have about this price structure can be answered by our helpful office team. 

 

Booking Instructions

Who do I contact to book a ticket for an Operatunity concert?

Ticketing is handled by Operatunity and entry is by ticket only.

 

What is included in the ticket price?

Our ticket price includes a professional, fun concert, programme, booking fees and GST, and even lunch after the show; there are no hidden costs!

 

How to Book?

Phone toll free: 0508 266 237

Mail your booking form to PO BOX 132 150, Sylvia Park, Auckland 1644

Email: bookings@operatunity.co.nz

Book online: www.operatunity.co.nz

At concerts: You can book for future concerts in person at any of our concerts, please talk to the Operatunity Staff at the Box office on the day.

 

Do I have to book?

Some of our concerts sell out months in advance and we cannot guarantee that door sales will be available at every performance. Making a booking will avoid disappointment if the show has sold out. Also, it is very helpful for our catering if your tickets are booked in advance - we wouldn't want anyone to miss out on lunch after the show!

 

What happens if I have a ticket but can’t make it anymore?

If you provide us with 7 days notice we are able to transfer that ticket to another concert or venue. Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds.

 

Is there allocated or reserved seating?

No. All of our venues seating are general admission: first come, first seated. However, if you have a specific requirement e.g. Wheelchair, Vision Impaired etc... We will do our best to accommodate you. Please phone our office for further information (toll free) 0508 266 237.

 

Group Booking Instructions

Can I book with a group?

A group booking may be penciled in and confirmed closer to date of the concert, usually one month prior. A 20% deposit for large groups may also be required.
Payment for group bookings can be made in advance, where we are then able to post the tickets out to you for an additional $2, which avoids the need to queue up on the day.
If paying for your group on the day, we recommend that the group organiser makes one payment and collects the tickets to distribute to the group.
For large group bookings we are happy to offer complimentary tickets to the group organiser (30+), bus driver, or care giver; please ask about this when making your booking.

 

Concert Details

What time does the concert start and finish?

Our Daytime Concerts always start at 11am and will finish between 12:30pm and 12:45pm. If our 11am show has sold out well in advance, we will occasionally run and second performance at 2pm on the same day.

 

What time should I arrive at the concert?

Our venue doors open at 10am, one hour prior to concert starting. Arriving early can help with parking and will give you access to a larger choice of seating. There is also morning tea available for a gold coin donation.

If you have specific seating requirements or mobility issues we advise you to arrive early to ensure you get the best seat available for your needs.

 

How much are the programmes?

Programmes are free of charge at all of our concerts and are available at the entrance to the auditorium.

 

Who are your performers?

Operatunity employs a wide variety of professional artists ranging from singers to pianists and instrumentalists. Many of our artists have busy performance careers in New Zealand and overseas.

 

What sort of music is presented?

We present a wide variety of styles throughout the year ranging from classical, modern musicals to hit’s from the 50’s and 60’s to name a few. Each of our eight daytime concerts has its own special flavour/genre so there is bound to be something that appeals to any musical taste.

 

Parking and Access

Is there parking available?

All of our venues have some parking available however these car parks can be taken quite early. There is usually street parking available nearby.

 

What if we are arriving in a bus/mini-bus?

At most of our venues it is possible to drop people off outside the main entrance in a marked 'drop-off zone'. We may be able to reserve a spot for a bus/mini-bus to park if we have advance notice of your arrival. Please call the office to arrange this.

 

Are your venues accessible for wheelchairs?

Yes, all of our venues are able to accommodate wheelchairs, however at some of our venues wheelchair spaces are limited so it is advised that you let us know in advance if you require one of these spaces. Please phone our office for further information (toll free) 0508 266 237.

 

Do you have disabled seating available?

We usually place a number of signs on selected seats marking them for people with mobility, hearing or vision problems. Please phone our office if you require one of these seats.

 

Lunch

What is included in the lunch?

Lunch is made up of a whole sandwich packed into a sealed container, a dessert item which will either be a muffin, cake or slice. Tea and coffee is also included.

 

Can you cater for special dietary needs?

Unfortunately we cannot cater to special dietary requirements; those with food allergies are more than welcome to bring their own lunch if you wish to eat at the venue.

 

What time is lunch?

Lunch commences at the end of the performance and usually lasts half an hour; you are most welcome to leave at your leisure.

 

Where is lunch served?

It varies from venue to venue but generally lunch is served in the foyer of the venue or in an adjacent function room.

 

Is there seating provided for lunch?

Each venue has a limited number of seats available for lunch on a first come first served basis, some venues allow us to let people take food back into the auditorium, please ask on the day if unsure. If there is a special reason you need a seat for lunch, please talk to the Operatunity staff at the box office before the performance and this can be arranged.

Your nearest venue

Pukekohe Town Hall, Cnr of Massey Ave and Edinburgh Street
Massey Ave, Pukekohe 2120
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Dear Sue and John

Huge thanks for another very special Happiness Half Hour. Amazing interview with Dame Vera Lynne and John’s medal story was very poignant and a great credit to you both.
Your story of one of the oldest audience members Sue was an inspiration to us all.
Congratulations on all the Happiness Half Hours. I am enjoying being able to play them over and over!!! Good luck and very best wishes.

~ Dorothy - 2020

Dear Sue, John & the Gang,

What a way to finish my Anzac Day!

I have just watched your Anzac Special and I have to send this note of appreciation for a wonderful presentation.

The programme brought back memories for me as I certainly know all of the songs, which, during the war were great morale boosters.

Your Happiness Half Hours are excellent, much appreciated and seem to get better and better!

My day started before 6.00am when I stood outside to join in the remembrance and now has finished in the best possible way.

My sincere thanks to all involved.

~ Barry - 2020

Thank you for yet another lovely concert. These concerts are a ray of sunshine in these days of lock downs and it is so nice to feel we are getting to know you on a more personal basis. Love the music, the photographs and love the humour!!

Look forward to seeing you back on stage in Tauranga as soon as circumstances permit. It's a nice feeling to know I belong to the Operatunity family.

Love and best wishes to all.

~ Malcolm, Tauranga - 2020

FANTASTIC show in Whangarei yesterday and congratulations to Sue for her award. I took my sister to a show when she was visiting from Vancouver and she was amazed at the talent and costumes and wished they had something similar in Canada.

She is always keen to hear of my travels with the Operatunity family.

Thank you, Sue and John you bring so much joy.

~ Lynn, Whangarei -100 Glorious Years of Song 2020

Dear Operatunity team, Sue & John

A huge thank you for a fabulous Christmas at the Proms at Lower Hutt. My favourite moment? The Queen’s Speech! And the mad conductor song! Suffice to say every one of the artists were incredible and the musical mini- orchestra just was the icing on the cake.

We are in awe of the professionalism, talents and bubbling enthusiasm every time we attend your concerts.

Wishing you all peace, love and happiness in the coming year,

With love & best wishes.

~ Judy, Lower Hutt - Christmas at the Proms 2019

We have just attended the Glenn Miller concert in Christchurch. What a wonderful time we had. With the beautiful costume changes by the girls and the music that took us back in time another enjoyable morning. Thank you very much you are all real troupers to keep us entertained after a rather tough night getting to Christchurch.

~ Margaret Smart’s Group, Christchurch - 2020

Hurrah! Hurrah! What a bottler of a show. We laughed, we cheered, we were treated to a delightful
time of music and fun. What a wonderful proms at Mosgiel today. Particularly, the rendition of
O Holy Night which was powerful, poignant and so special to me as was The Holy City – I sat, closed
my eyes and listened to these two beautiful songs performed so wonderfully.

Neat to have a special English guest on stage in all her finery at one stage.

Hope all at Operatunity have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

Look forward to 2020 concerts.

~ Bon, Mosgiel/Dunedin – 2020

Dear John and Sue,

We would like to thank you so much for the wonderful concert that we attended in Rotorua. It was just fantastic as they get better all the time. We are so happy that we are apart of the Operatunity family. Your concerts are a special treat for us as they lift our hearts and send us home with a smile and still singing. You are all so good and will never be forgotten. What a wonderful way to start the year. We love you all. We love you all. We wish you all a very happy New Year.

~ John and Khristine, Rotorua 2020

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