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Operatunity Daytime Concerts

About Our Concerts


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Operatunity provides professional variety concerts in local communities throughout New Zealand to over 70,000 seniors each year. We present unashamedly mainstream, famous songs from each genre which range from music theatre, rock and roll, Irish, 60s and 70s, band music, proms and classical. We are also a leading provider of work for NZ's amazingly talented singers and musicians. 

 

"Loved the show, love the Operatunity philosophy and so glad to be a part of it.”

 

 

A variety show celebrating our best loved songs from the past 23 years, presented by many of our favourite artists.
5th March 2024 - 28th March 2024
Let’s twist again, shimmy, shake, rattle, roll and rock around the clock with our singers and great band!
17th April 2024 - 20th May 2024
Some of the best music theatre singers in New Zealand bring you those musical moments that brought magic to the stage.
27th May 2024 - 27th June 2024
Brimming with tomfoolery, extravagant outfits and toe-tapping tunes that’ll have you dancing in the aisles.
4th July 2024 - 5th August 2024
Deemed the greatest voice of the 20th century, our tenors pay tribute to Mario Lanza singing his passionate love songs.
28th August 2024 - 27th September 2024
Our singers and band transport you to the 20s and 30s with glamour, tap-dancing, elegant costumes and razzmatazz.
2nd October 2024 - 8th November 2024
From Edith Piaf in French salons, German oom pah and Italian serenades, our romantic music will evoke the passions of Europe.
14th November 2024 - 18th December 2024
In our biggest Christmas extravaganza ever, bubble over with excitement as we end the year with variety acts and special guests!

DAYTIME CONCERTS INFORMATION

Daytime Concert Series Prices

 

Single Ticket - $39

Door Sale - $42

Group of 5+- $37

Group of 10+ - $35

Group of 30+ * 1 free ticket for group organiser - $34

Pick 'n' Mix (minimum 4 shows) - $34

Season Pass (8 shows) - $32.50 each

 

*All payments made online, over the phone or at a concert via Visa, Mastercard or Credit card carry a small surcharge.

 

Group Tickets

We have discounted prices for all groups as above. These tickets must be pre-paid. To assist you in organising your group, we are happy to hold a group booking for you, for a maximum of 14 days prior to the concert. If we have not received payment by this time we will release your tickets. If we have a waitlist for the concert, we may contact you to confirm your booking. You can make one group payment or get your group to pay individually by using one reference number. This allows you all to enjoy the group discount while making it easier for our valued group organisers.

 

How to Book

www.operatunity.co.nz Online bookings are the fastest and easiest way to secure your seats. Simply click BUY TICKETS at the top the webpage. 

0508 266 237 Our friendly team in the office are here to help, Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm.

bookings@operatunity.co.nz Our friendly team in the office will aim to get back to you within 2 working days.

PO Box 132 150, Sylvia Park, Auckland. This can sometimes take time. We appreciate your patience when we have a high level of bookings to process.

 

Know Before You Go

  • Tickets can only be purchased directly through Operatunity. We encourage you to book online if you can, however if this does not work for you, please ring our friendly team in the office.
  • All tickets must be paid for in advance.
  • Prices shown are inclusive of programmes and refreshments at the show.
  • If you have selected your tickets to be emailed to you, please print all of these or save them to your phone to bring to the concert.
  • If you have selected postage, the postage cost is $5.00 and these will be sent out to you in standard post.
  • If you are booking close to the event date and are unable to receive the tickets by email, you will be able to collect these at the venue on the day (please note this is only for last-minute ticket bookings).
  • Door sale tickets may be offered from 10am on the day, subject to availability.
  • Parking spaces may be limited at some venues, we recommend you arrive early.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and a sweet item will be available prior to the concert. Lunch is no longer provided due to restricted food handling rules, however we are excited to provide you with this lovely morning tea instead.
  • All seats are general admission. Doors open at 10am.
  • Concerts start at 11am and finish between 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • Venues have been carefully chosen to be mobility and wheelchair accessible, but you must tell us at the time of booking if you require a wheelchair space. As a courtesy, please arrive early and make yourself known to our team who will assist you.

Carterton

Carterton Events Centre
50 Holloway St, Carterton

Hamilton

Hamilton Central Baptist Church
33 Charlemont St, Whitiora

Hastings

Equippers Church Hastings
306 Hapuku St, Frimley

Kapiti

Southward Theatre
Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu

Lower Hutt

Hutt City Church
22 Marsden St, Lower Hutt

New Plymouth

Citywestchurch
62c Poplar Grove, New Plymouth

Palmerston North

Life Church
590 Featherston St, Palmerston North

Rotorua

Rotorua Baptist Church
100 Malfroy Rd, Rotorua

Tauranga

Holy Trinity Church
215 Devonport Rd, Tauranga

Warkworth

Warkworth Town Hall
2 Alnwick Street, Warkworth

Whanganui

War Memorial Centre
Watt Street, Whanganui

Whangarei

Whangarei Central Baptist Church
200 Bank St, Whangarei

Christchurch

La Vida Centre
34A Hansons Lane, Upper Riccarton

Dunedin

Mosgiel Coronation Hall
99 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel

Invercargill

Civic Theatre
88 Tay St, Invercargill

Nelson

Hope Community Church
114 Ranzau Rd, Hope

Timaru (All shows EXCEPT Shake Rattle & Roll 2024)

Caroline Bay Hall
1 Virtue Ave, Timaru

Auckland Central / Ellerslie

C3 Church (Auckland Central)
20 Cawley St, Ellerslie

Botany

St Columba Presbyterian Church
480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany

North Shore

Windsor Park Baptist Church
550 East Coast Rd, Mairangi Bay

Orewa

Centrestage Theatre
60 Centreway Rd, Orewa

Papakura

Hawkins Theatre
13 Ray Small Drive, Papakura

Timaru (Shake Rattle & Roll 2024 Only)

Life Church
134 Morgans Road, Marchwiel
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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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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...
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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

Principal 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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Kelly Lim Harris

Resident Artist

Young New Zealand entertainer Kelly Lim Harris is known for her captivating stage presence, pearlescent vocals, and remarkable versatility. Classically trained but seduced by contemporary music,...
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Aaron Coddel

Bassist

Aaron is a versatile freelance musician and photographer. He has played electric and acoustic bass for jazz greats Cleo Laine, Mark Murphy and saxophonist George Coleman. He...
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Alex Foster

Singer

Alexandra Claire Foster has a Bachelor of Music majoring in Classical Performance at the University of Auckland. Singing and entertainment are her greatest passions and...
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Alex Milligan

Singer

Alex holds a BMus (Performance) from the University of Auckland. Since graduating, Alex has maintained a busy and varied performance career around New Zealand including...
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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....
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Benjamin Makisi

Singer

Lyric Tenor Benjamin Makisi was born in Wellington NZ. His magnificent voice has won him standing ovations around the world. His career began encouraged by his parents,...
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Cameron Barclay

Singer

Cameron is a graduate of both the University of Auckland and the New Zealand School of Music, where he studied singing, French and Italian. He was...
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Chet O’Connell

Guitarist

Chet O’Connell has earned a formidable reputation as one of New Zealand’s most dynamic, in-demand guitarists at the same time as receiving accolades as a...
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Derek Hill

Singer

Derek is a graduate of Montreal University and has performed with many NZ opera companies including NBR NZ Opera. He is a Freemasons Opera Scholar,...
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Grant Winterburn

Pianist

With more than 35 years of experience as a musician, Grant’s career has covered a vast array of musical situations - some of them more...
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Hank Trenton

Bassist

Hank Trenton is a bass player that is nearing the conclusion of his music studies at the University of Auckland. He has played music from...
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Isaac Pawson

Singer

Isaac graduated from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. His recent theatre credits include Peter in Jesus...
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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,...
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Kalauni Pouvalu

Singer

Kalauni is a member of the Auckland Chamber Choir, that represented Auckland University overseas in Singapore and the United Kingdom in 2010 under the conduct...
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Lukas Fritsch

Saxophone

While studying saxophone at The University of Auckland, Lukas spent his summers performing with the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines around the Americas. Having recently completed his...
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Lynette Martin

Singer

Lynette is well known to Operatunity audiences. She has performed for over 30 years including principal roles with Auckland Opera, Wellington City Opera and Opera...
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Marian Burns

Fiddler

One of New Zealand’s iconic entertainers, Marian's unstoppable energy and joy sweeps you up in her path. Picking up her first violin at the age...
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Mike Booth

Trumpet

Mike Booth (trumpet) has maintained a freelance career performing a wide variety of music. Before locating to Europe Mike performed with Cats Away, Netherworld Dancing...
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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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Pete France

Saxophone

Pete has played at jazz festivals and concerts throughout New Zealand with the Rodger Fox Big Band, One Million Dollars, King Kapisi, Shane Cortese’s band...
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Rebecca Wright

Singer

Rebecca Wright has enjoyed an illustrious career in the Musical Theatre industry, most recently performing the lead role of Eva Peron in Hamilton Operatic Society’s...
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Rikki Morris

Sound Engineer

Rikki Morris’s musical history is rich and varied. He currently works as Operatunity’s full time audio engineer however his achievements go well beyond his sound...
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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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Rutene Spooner

Singer

Award-winning entertainer Rutene Spooner has been described by New Zealand Herald as “a stalwart on the Auckland cabaret scene” and has toured his works both...
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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...
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Suzanne Lynch

Singer

Suzanne was discovered along with her sister Judy by New Zealand guitarist Peter Posa. The two sisters became regular performers on the New Zealand  television...
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Tainui Kuru

Singer

Tainui earned a Bachelor’s Degree (Music Theatre) at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) at the end of 2012. In his final...
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Tracey Collins

Accordionist

If it is an engaging artist you wish to bring warmth and music magic then look no further than Tracey Collins and the incredible talent,...
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Vanessa Kelly

Singer

Vanessa has worked extensively as a performer and creator of music and events throughout New Zealand and abroad over the past 25 years. After living...
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
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
Hello to The Three Tenors, performers and behind the scenes staff

My husband and I attended your show at the Warkworth Town Hall last Thursday 24 June. This is a message to let you know that we enjoyed the show enormously but that is not all! We were so well and kindly looked after by your staff. We found that a space had been reserved for my husband in his wheelchair which enabled him to have a great view of the stage. Everything was taken care of which helped me enjoy the day also.

Because my Husband’s taxi van had arrived, we had to make a quick exit but before leaving we were asked the type of sandwich we would like. In amongst the rush for the door two super sandwiches were put in our hand and two biscuits as well! It all happened like magic!

We are booked in for the next show and looking forward to going already. It is a highlight of our lives because my husband, Bill Browne has to live permanently at Warkworth Hospital so attending your shows brightens up his life, hugely.

Thank you very much for coming to Warkworth and giving us the opportunity to experience top quality entertainment.

Kind regards
~ Bill and Noeline - 2021
We have just arrived home from the Hamilton concert, what a brilliant show. The three boys were amazing, I don’t think you could better their performance anywhere, and I’m sure they don’t need go to a gym to keep fit. The band also did the concert proud and Grant on the piano was amazing.
We look forward to the Christmas concert.

Thank you again for a wonderful concert
~ Myrie and John - 2021
Hi All, especially Sue and John,

We were among the lucky ones who got to see The Crooners concert last week.
We usually leave the concerts saying “That was the best yet!”.....This one truly was!!
It was fabulous......and so many laughs.

We are sad that many people won’t get to see it, we still all need a ‘lift’ in our lives.
Perhaps a reprise sometime.

Many thanks to all the Operatunity team, you’re all fabulous.
All the very best
~ Pauline and Trevor - 2021
I do not know how to say thank you. It is simply not sufficient for all you give me. So, I sit here wondering, how you will ever know what you have done, not just for me, but for all those thousands who are lucky enough to have found you.
~ Julie, Rondo Member
My husband and I have attended your concerts for some time. Unfortunately, he passed away with lung cancer. Only 11 days prior to this and after his last radiotherapy session he attended your concert. I have a lasting vision of him standing and giving you performances a standing ovation with a huge smile on his face despite his weakened condition. This was probably the last time I saw him enjoying himself. He died 11 days later. Thanks for the memory.
~ Marie
Dear All,
How could I ever thank you enough for the wonderful Happiness Half Hours that you are sending us? If the whole country isn’t listening to these shows they should be. There is absolutely no better way of feeling uplifted and happy than spending half an hour watching and listening to you all. Thank you, Sue, for arranging these programmes and sharing them with us and thank you to all the rest of you amazing performers for sharing your talents with us. If we can’t watch you in person this is absolutely the very next best thing. Now to sign off and spend the rest of my day singing “We’ll Meet Again”.
~ Collen, Hastings Happiness Half Hour
Well done, another amazing contribution from the most caring people of Operatunity. There are not many businesses who would spread so much love and care to the more mature in our country, in such a professional way, as you all do.
Your shows have got better and better as each year goes by. You bring on new, young talent & give them opportunity to progress in their careers.
We feel we know you all personally, just like a family. You make us laugh; you make us cry.
Many thanks & keep up the good work. Also take care of yourselves & your families at this time.
~ Janet, Orewa - Happiness Half Hour
To Operatunity,
You guys and girls are the bee's knees. Now I'm craving Operatunity concerts like I'm craving for fish and chips because I can't have either!!! Huge thanks to Karl's mum for her video and the giggle wobbles were fun. We had to hold our water while jigging along with our favourite fiddler.
There will be special gifts from the lock down and your gift to us is top of that list!!
~ Cindy - Happiness Half Hour
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 part 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 wish you all a happy New Year.
~ Kristine & John, Rotorua
Heartiest congratulations Susan to you and all your cast. How uplifting and inspiring from everybody! It is so lovely to see so many people enjoying your performances. What joy you brought to the audience as you normally do. I introduced a friend to your concert today and he loved it too. I spent perhaps the 1st 20 to 30 mins wiping away tears of joy and they were never far away after that. The concert was fabulous and brought back so many lovely memories of wonderful music. Bless you all Sue and please convey my heartfelt appreciation to everyone. It was magical and fabulous.
~ John, Te Atatu - 2021
I attended your last concert at Southwards and want to say thank you Operatunity for all your wonderful music and entertainment. You mentioned in your opening that we could laugh or cry and to enjoy the programme, you were right on, I did enjoy, laughed heaps, and struggled to hold back tears while singing "Till We Meet Again", it meant so much to me. Your pianist, voices and acting are all very clever and funny, I like the way you all work as a team from deck to stage to serving us lunch to selling CD's/DVDs on the way out, all well done and great to see. Continue making music for all of us music lovers. I laughed and sang all the way back to Island Bay
~ Nev, Kapiti - 2021

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