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Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish

Frantic fiddling, breathtaking ballads, jigs and jollity, you'll have Ireland in your heart to be sure, to be sure!

Luck of the Irish

Frantic fiddling, breathtaking ballads, jigs and jollity, you'll have Ireland in your heart to be sure, to be sure!

Concerts start at 11am
Tickets include lunch with the performers

All Dates & Venues

Order By:
Botany:
9th August 2021
Carterton:
23rd July 2021
Christchurch:
3rd August 2021
Dunedin:
5th August 2021
Hamilton:
19th July 2021
Hastings:
22nd July 2021
Invercargill:
6th August 2021
Kapiti:
27th July 2021
Lower Hutt:
26th July 2021
Napier:
21st July 2021
Nelson:
2nd August 2021
Nelson Central:
1st August 2021
New Plymouth:
30th July 2021
North Shore:
14th July 2021
Orewa:
13th August 2021
Palmerston North:
28th July 2021
Papakura:
12th August 2021
Pukekohe:
13th July 2021
Remuera:
12th July 2021
Rotorua:
20th July 2021
Te Atatu:
11th August 2021
Timaru:
4th August 2021
Warkworth:
15th July 2021
Whanganui:
29th July 2021
Whangarei:
16th July 2021
Irish Square
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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...
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Alex Foster

Concert Administrator

Alex holds a Bachelor of Music majoring in Classical Performance from the University of Auckland. Singing and entertaining are her biggest passions in life and...
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Jessica Hindin

Violinist

Jess has successfully toured internationally with world music show “Barrage” for almost 5 years through 5 continents. Her work encompasses classical, world, gypsy, jazz, country,...
Paul Carnegie Jones

Paul Carnegie-Jones

Pianist

Paul is a pianist, song accompanist and musical director whose performance interests span classical genres, opera, jazz and musical theatre. Paul grew up in Hawkes...
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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...
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Stuart Coats

Singer

Stuart is a veteran of the New Zealand Opera Chorus, having done his first production (for then Wellington City Opera) in 1994. At that time...

Operatunity Daytime Concerts

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ABOUT OUR CONCERTS

TICKET PRICES

SEASON PASS

PICK ‘N’ MIX

GROUPS

BOOKING TICKETS

PARKING AND ACCESS

LUNCH


About Our Concerts

  • All concerts start at 11am, and finish between 12:30 - 12:45pm.
  • All tickets include lunch after the show.
  • Nelson Central concert will start at 4pm, and finish between 5:30 - 5:45pm with wine and nibbles after the concert.
  • Our concerts are a blend of music, fun and camaraderie presented in a professional yet informal manner.
  • All venues have been carefully chosen to be mobility and wheelchair accessible.
  • Seats at all venues are unallocated and are on a first come, first served basis with doors opening at 10am.
  • There are a variety of ticket options available to suit individuals, groups and advanced bookings.

 

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


2021 Ticket Prices

 

  • Season Pass $30.50
    • All 8 concerts purchased in advance ($244 in total)
  • Pick ‘n’ Mix $32
    • 4 or more concerts purchased per person in advance ($128 minimum).
    • Additional tickets can be purchased at Pick ‘n’ Mix price but must be pre-paid.
  • Pay in Advance – Single Ticket $37
  • Pay on the Day – Single Ticket $40
  • Groups of 5+ $34
  • Groups of 10+ $33
  • Groups of 30+ *1 free ticket for group organiser $32

 

  • Prices shown are inclusive, there are no hidden costs for booking fees, GST, programmes or lunch.
  • Ticket price includes lunch served after the show.
  • Tickets can be purchased directly through Operatunity and are not available from the venue except in limited quantities on the day of the show, if available.
  • Tickets can be transferred with 7 days’ notice for another concert within the calendar year.
  • If you’d like your tickets sent out to you, standard postage costs $2 and courier costs $4, to be paid at time of booking.

Season Pass

Buying a season pass is the cheapest way to see all Operatunity concerts in a given year at your preferred venue. It gives you peace of mind, knowing that you have a confirmed booking and you will skip the queue on the day! Your Season pass automatically reserves you a place for each of the 8 concerts. Season Pass holders can transfer their ticket to another venue for the same concert

should they need to, but you MUST advise the office prior to the concert so we can reserve your seat.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Not able to commit to every show in 2021?

Our Pick ‘n’ Mix tickets have fast become our most popular ticket option. They give you flexibility and a discount when you book 1 ticket per person for a minimum of 4 shows in advance.

• All Pick ‘n’ Mix tickets must be pre-paid, including any tickets booked at a later date for additional shows.

• Extra tickets booked to the same concert will be at the single ticket price.

• If you are unable to attend an upcoming show, we are more than happy to transfer that ticket to another concert (of the same year) when you give at least 7 days’ notice. Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds. 

 

Groups

Groups are strongly encouraged to make a single pre-payment for their tickets, but also have the option to pick up and pay at the door if you are paying individually. A 20% deposit for large groups may also be required.

Call our office to pencil book your group and we’ll give you a call to confirm your numbers 10 days before the concert. Book in for 1 show, or the whole year!

 

Booking Tickets

Book online: www.operatunity.co.nz

Call toll free: 0508 266 237

Email: bookings@operatunity.co.nz

Post: PO Box 132 150, Sylvia Park, Auckland, 1644

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.

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!


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'.

 

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 and 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.

 

Your nearest venue

Holy Trinity Church
215 Devonport Road, Tauranga
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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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