Tirohia te kohinga
Programme Note by Michelanne Forster:
In 1814 seven men, four women and five children from the London Missionary Society were invited to settle on Nga P...
This four act opera with libretto by Witi Ihimaera is based on his novel Whanau and is the story of the writer's life in an East Coast (New Zealand) villag...
Tanz der Schwane is an opera about problems of recent (1950s) immigration in New Zealand.
A chamber opera
An opera designed to be recorded and broadcast on radio.
An operatic setting of the dance-play by W.B. Yeats which is also performable as a dramatic cantata in a concert version. This is a one-act work and is ritua...
Opera in one act:
II. Donaldson vs. Adachi
Based on the Noh drama Kocho ("Butterfly"), this chamber opera was written as part of my composition folio for my Honours year of study at Victoria Univers...
Robyn Hood: Outlaw Princess (also called Robyn Hood and her Women of Sherwood) is based loosely on the traditional tales of Robin Hood. It is essentially...
The germ of an idea to write this opera came as a result of watching a production of Puccini's La Boheme at the movies. I had been aware of the issue for Op...
Focusing on the Italian migration to Melbourne in the 1960s
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