Karl Perigo, Opera Singer and Shoe Lover

Operatunity Resident Artist Karl Perigo MC’s and sings in Operatunity’s upcoming tour of Glenn Miller and the Andrews Sisters in 24 centres across New Zealand in April-May. Operatunity knocked for Karl back in 2015 when directors Susan Boland and John Cameron asked him to join their national Memories Are Made of This tour. He reluctantly took 5 weeks off work from his job and in his own words “was blown away by what Operatunity does”.

Now audiences across New Zealand will know Karl as a regular fixture on the Operatunity stage!

“I love my job and I love our audiences. It is a gift to be able to entertain people, meet and talk with people after our concerts.  The pure enjoyment and delight on the faces of the Operatunity audiences touches me every day.”

Known by many throughout New Zealand for being a crooning tenor, it’s his signature collection of flamboyant shoes for which he is best remembered. What started as a single pair of Maher shoes purchased for his brother’s wedding quickly spiralled out of control to a collection which now sits at around 80 pairs of the shoes, which are designed by NZ shoe mogul Glen Maher. During the course of Operatunity touring to Invercargill, Sue mentioned to Karl that she knew a store that stocked his signature shoes.

“It was like standing at the pearl gates. Maher Shoes OUTLET store. I had died and gone to heaven. I left with 15 pairs that visit.”

Don't miss Karl's incredible shoes! Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters tours to 24 centres across New Zealand. Book online now.

Karl Perigo, Opera Singer and Shoe Lover

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