The Opera Factory will host a festival of New Zealand Opera.
New Zealand composers : New Zealand stories!
Two alternating programmes of two short operas will be presented. The operas to be featured include:
"David Griffiths":/contributor/composer/1046 's three short operas "The 3 Franks":/works/show/17245 based on short stories by Frank Sargeson,
"Philip Norman":/contributor/composer/1074 's two short operas A Factory Opera (Sure to Rise) (a true love story set in Edmonds Baking Powder Factory 1930’s) and The Pleasure Garden (based on true events of 1940’s Canterbury fracas over purchase of Francis Hodgkins painting
and Marriage a la Mode by "Rod Biss":/contributor/composer/1012 , a workshop production of selected operatic scenes illustrating Hogarth’s paintings.
The festival will also include the "touring performances":/events/show/610 from Wellington-based NIMBY Opera Company of "Lyell Cresswell":/contributor/composer/1023 's "Good Angel, Bad Angel":/works/show/13586 .
April 8, 2008 11:00PM