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Operatunity Daytime Concerts

About Our Concerts

8 shows, 24 venues, over 200 concerts, 1 special company

 

It is with great pleasure that following the move to Level 1, we announce the resumption of our Daytime Concerts throughout New Zealand.

Concerts will recommence on 7 July with Stage and Screen at Botany with the following cast: Singers Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Russell Dixon, Kelly Lim Harris, Amanda Atlas and Grant Winterburn on piano. 

In the meantime please enjoy our Operatunity Happiness Half Hour presented to you free of charge. Click HERE to view these on our YouTube Channel. 
 

13th July 2020 - 7th August 2020
Surrender to the sublime as we bring you the most beloved musical moments from stage and screen.
20th August 2020 - 22nd September 2020
Buckle up as our boys and band, led by Bonnie & Karl, take you on a wild ride through the fast, fun-filled and fabulous fifties!
5th October 2020 - 6th November 2020
Bon voyage as we transport you to the city of light in a charming homage to Parisian life.
17th November 2020 - 22nd December 2020
Celebrate the magic of Christmas in our joyous ode to all things festive.

Operatunity Daytime Concerts

 

Click here for:

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.

New Plymouth

City West Church
62c Poplar Grove, New Plymouth

Palmerston North

Life Church
590 Featherston St, Palmerston North

Carterton

Carterton Events Centre
50 Holloway Street, Carterton

Gisborne

War Memorial Theatre
Bright Street, Gisborne

Hamilton

Activate Church- Hamilton
11 Bisley Street, Hamilton

Hastings

Equippers Church
306 Hapuku street, Frimley, Hastings

Kapiti

Southward Theatre
Otaihangi Road, Paraparaumu

Lower Hutt

Hutt City Church
22 Marsden Street, Lower Hutt

Rotorua

Rotorua Baptist Church
100 Malfroy Road, Rotorua

Tauranga

Holy Trinity Church
215 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Whanganui

War Memorial Centre
Watt Street, Whanganui

Whangarei

Whangarei Central Baptist Church
200 Bank Street, Whangarei

Botany

St Columba Presbyterian Church
480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany

North Shore

Windsor Park Baptist Church
550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay

Orewa

Centrestage Theatre
60 Centreway Road, Orewa

Papakura

Hawkins Theatre
13 Ray Small Drive, Papakura

Remuera

Somervell Presbyterian Church
497 Remuera Road, Remuera

Te Atatu

Te Atatu Baptist Church
448 Old Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu

Christchurch

La Vida Centre
34a Hansons Lane, Upper Riccarton

Dunedin

Mosgiel Coronation Hall
99 Gordon Road, Mosgiel

Invercargill

Civic Theatre
88 Tay Street, Invercargill

Nelson

Hope Community Church
114 Ranzau Road, Hope

Taupō

Great Lake Centre
5 Story Place, Taupo 3377

Pukekohe

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

Timaru

Caroline Bay Hall
1 Virtue Avenue
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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

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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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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Bruce French

Saxophone

One of New Zealand's most respected sax players and a professional musician for most of his life, Bruce has performed with a wide variety of...
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Bryony Williams

Singer

Born in Canterbury, England, Bryony spent much of her life in New Zealand until moving back to the UK in 2012. She completed a Bachelor...
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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...
Charlotte West

Charlotte West

Singer

Charlotte West is a Musical Theatre and Jazz singer based in Auckland. Charlotte attended Rangitoto College on Auckland's North Shore before heading down to Christchurch to...
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David Kelly

Pianist

David Kelly has been principal repetiteur for New Zealand Opera since 2008. David studied at the University of Canterbury with Diedre Irons and Dr. Maurice...
Derek Hill

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,...
Gail Tipene

Gail Tipene

Singer

Gail has been singing on stage since single digits. Her love of music led to her involvement in Kapa Haka, school choirs, duos, trios and quartets,...
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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Hamish McGregor

Singer

Hamish McGregor is a musical theatre performer who has spent the last 18 years performing in productions throughout the country for various musical theatre societies....
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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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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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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...
Pat Urlich

Pat Urlich

Singer

Pat Urlich grew up in West Auckland, studying piano and singing. After leaving school he studied classical singing with Dorothy Hopkins and performed in several...
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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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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...
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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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Ray Eade

Bass Guitar

Ray lives in Auckland but was born and raised in Invercargill. Ray developed his immense musical skills on the Bass guitar in various Invercargill groups...
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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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Rory Nolan

Singer

Rory Nolan is a singer/actor with vast experience in musical theatre. Rory has toured regularly with Operatunity since 2013, and is currently balancing a singing and...
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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

Entertainer, Rutene Spooner is a graduate of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Musical Theatre. In the final...
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Sharon Emirali

Singer

Sharon Emirali is a charismatic singer, entertainer, artist & mother of two. She is one of New Zealand’s sought after vocalists. Sharon's versatility, stage presence & energy exudes...
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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...
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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