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Opus Orchestra

Performing Organisation


Opus is the professional city orchestra for the Bay of Plenty. Founded in 1991, Opus continues to offer outstanding orchestral experiences to audiences across the region, regularly performing in Tauranga, Hamilton, and Rotorua.

Under the inspirational baton of conductor Peter Walls, Opus performs a wide range of chamber orchestra repertoire, attracts eminent national and international soloists, and champions New Zealand composers. Peter Walls has been Music Director since 2005, and Lara Hall was appointed Concertmaster in 2006.

In addition to bringing inspiring chamber orchestra concerts to music-lovers in the Bay of Plenty and further afield, Opus provides professional musicians with opportunities to perform across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. Opus fosters strong relationships with other local arts organisations and welcomes collaborations.