The Last Night of the Proms

The Last Night of the Proms

A variety show of magnificent melodies, singalongs, skits, madness and mayhem as we all experience a right royal time. Cameron Barclay, star of the Ten Tenors joins Sue, John, Bonnie, Karl and Penny for this fabulously fun show!

The Last Night of the Proms

One of the most famous musical extravaganzas is the The Last Night of the Proms where classical music meets madness. Operatunity brings you our own special flag waving, toe tapping Proms with all the old favourites like Jerusalem, There’ll Always be an England, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory. This is a great chance to showcase many of the favourites classics, British and Irish folk songs and ballads and also present you with skits, silly jokes and comic songs from the likes of Tom Lehrer and Noel Coward.

We are delighted to welcome back Ten Tenor star Cameron Barclay for this season. Cameron has been touring internationally over the past few years with The Ten Tenors but was part of our original young artist programme. He has an extraordinary talent as well as a charm and accessible manner which makes him an absolute favourite among our audiences

Concerts start at 11am
Tickets include lunch with the performers

All Dates & Venues

Order By:
Botany:
22nd August 2017
Carterton:
1st September 2017
Christchurch:
15th August 2017
Dunedin:
17th August 2017
Gisborne:
30th August 2017
Hamilton:
28th August 2017
Hastings:
31st August 2017
Invercargill:
18th August 2017
Kapiti:
5th September 2017
Lower Hutt:
4th September 2017
Nelson:
11th August 2017
New Plymouth:
8th September 2017
North Shore:
13th September 2017
Orewa:
23rd August 2017
Palmerston North:
6th September 2017
Papakura:
24th August 2017
Remuera:
21st August 2017
Rotorua:
29th August 2017
Tauranga:
15th September 2017
Te Atatu:
11th September 2017
Timaru:
16th August 2017
Wanganui:
7th September 2017
Westport:
14th August 2017
Whangarei:
25th August 2017
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Susan Boland

Soprano/ Co-owner

Susan Boland, married to John Cameron, is owner and co-founder of Operatunity. She has been a professional singer for 30 years. Her achievements include winning...
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John Cameron

Tenor / Co-owner

John Cameron, owner and co founder of Operatunity has enjoyed a singing career spanning several decades. His primary musical love is the romantic ballad and...
Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua

Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua

Principal Resident Artist

Awarded the Iosefa Enari Scholarship Award for the support and development of Pacific Island Opera Singers in 2004 and was a finalist for the New...
karl Perigo

Karl Perigo

Resident Artist

Karl has a string of credits to his name having performed lead roles in Les Miserables and recently landing the title role as 'The Phantom'...
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Cameron Barclay

Singer

Cameron is a graduate of both the University of Auckland and the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, where he studied singing, French and...
Penny Dodd

Penny Dodd

Pianist

Penny Dodd is a pianist, arranger, and conductor with over thirty years experience in NZ, UK and Australia.  She spent five years as a musical director...

Operatunity Daytime Concerts

 

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Ticket Prices

Booking Instructions

Group Bookings

Concert Details

Parking and Access Information

Lunch

 

 

Ticket Prices

Season Ticket - $228 Each (All 8 concerts paid for in advance - $28.50 per concert)

General Ticket Price - $34 Each

Standing Bookings - $31 Each (Booking for 5 or more concerts in advance)

Group of 10+ - $31 Each

Group of 30+ - $30 Each

  

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, lunch, programme, booking fees and GST, 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: [email protected]

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 with our catering if your tickets are booked in advance.

 

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 seating is 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 pencilled in and confirmed closer to date of the concert, usually 1 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, 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, 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?

We generally recommend that people arrive from 10am onwards. 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 classically themed concerts to songs from the shows and Modern Musicals to Hit’s from the 50’s and 60’s to name a few. Each of our 8 Daytime shows has its own special flavour 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. We may be able to reserve a spot for a bus/mini-bus to park if we have advance notice of your arrival.

 

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 plastic container, a dessert item which can 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.

 

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 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 on the day of the performance and this can be arranged.

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the I Love Paris concert. It was one of the best ever. The beautiful back drop and the equally beautiful songs and music, made it feel as if I was right there in Paris.

~ Kathleen, Nelson

I knew all the words of all the songs - a fabulous program and each performer was perfect in their individual songs and the ensembles were beautiful with great endings! A standing ovation at the end with cheering and clapping was testament to everyone’s enjoyment. It is certainly up there with the best and everyone wore a huge smile as they left! THANK YOU ALL for brightening our lives!!

~ Dot, Hastings

I just wanted to pass on my congratulations on today’s show. I’m so pleased I attended, as was my neighbour, who was entranced. This was everything such occasions should be: heartfelt, poignant, funny, inspiring, uproarious, festive ... immensely satisfying. Please pass on my plaudits to everyone.

~ Lindsay, Kapiti

We’d like to say a very big congratulations for the last Kiwi Show. It was just fantastic, very professional, humorous, and an absolute delight to watch and listen to and be part of the audience. It is obvious at every performance the stars always give of their best and are very passionate about what they do. We always rave about each concert for days afterwards and endeavor to put the word out there.

~ Jill and Kevin, Masterton

We laughed, sang, cried and clapped our hands sore, it truly was that good a performance. Our congratulations and thanks to all who work so hard to bring these concerts together and the performers who give their all to entertain us so well.

~ Judi and Graham

We thoroughly enjoyed the superb concert today in Invercargill. So honest and moving. Very professional. Our first time. We look forward to becoming regulars.

~ Wendy Joy, Invercargill

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