Opera Idol : 7 – 10 September 2015

Announcing… OPERA IDOL 2015

Opera Idol is our annual voice contest for school students of all ages and levels.
After three days of auditions with professional adjudicators, finalists are selected from each section to present again on Thursday evening.

Entry fee is $15

Entries close on 31 August

Further details may be found on the entry form.

Audition rounds for each age level are on:

  • Monday 7 September (8-11 yrs)
  • Tuesday 8 September (12-14 yrs)
  • Wednesday 9 September (15 yrs+)

The Finals – Thursday 10 September at 6.30pm
NZ Opera Technical Centre – 107 Neilson Street, Onehunga.

Opera Idol provides an unique opportunity to showcase the talents and dreams of young classical singers and to ensure a steady supply of future exponents and audiences for opera in New Zealand.

The FINALS are rather like a youth version of the Lexus Song Quest – we’d love to have your support in the audience!

DOOR SALES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT, or email/phone us now to reserve your best seats.
Tickets $15 (Adults) $10 (Students).


Winter Lunch Recital – 21 June 2015


SUNDAY 21 JUNE, 12 noon

A programme of favourite arias and classic songs


Starring guest graduate Elizabeth Mandeno (soprano)
With rising stars Kayla Collingwood (mezzo) & Benson Wilson (baritone).
Accompanied by Rosemary Barnes. 

Delicious homemade soup & breads from 12 noon.  The recital is 12.30pm – 1.30pm.
Onstage at Opera Factory 7 Eden Street Newmarket
Allocated Seating at cabaret tables on the flat floor or in elevated tiers. 

Tickets $25, Students $10 (AMICI members $20)

AMICI supporters can book direct with us by phoning (09) 921 7801

A Christmas Gala

A Christmas Gala – December 2014

Opera Factory Presents


17, 18, 19 December at 7.30pm      


Opera Factory’s Christmas Gala bursts onstage at the Factory Theatre 17-19 December at 7.30pm.  The fully staged 90 minute production offers a calvacade of excerpts from popular opera and operetta including:
The Magic Flute, The King and I, Faust, Pagliacci, My Fair Lady, The Marriage of Figaro, The Mikado, South Pacific, Naughty Marietta  and more …

The Gala programme concludes with a sing-a-long of favourite Christmas carols. Complimentary Christmas cake and strawberries are served during the interval and a cash bar is also available.  The Christmas Gala offers an ideal occasion for corporate or club gatherings with 10% group discounts available  for 6 or more.  Early reservations are recommended for this popular annual event.

Tickets: Adults/Seniors $48 (discounts available for groups, students and current Amici members) 

BOOK ONLINE:   www.iticket.co.nz OR Ph 09 361 1000 (booking fees may be included)