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The objectives of Opera North are encapsulated within our Mission Statement

Opera North is committed to creating opportunities for Northland singers to perform opera, classical and musical theatre, showcase the talents of individual singers and encourage the growth and development of young aspiring singers.

Opera North also supports and trains its members in vocal technique, stage etiquette and presentation, language tutoring and drama in order to raise the standard of performance for the benefit of local audiences.

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16 June 2018
Capitaine Bougainville Theatre
Kaiti Waetford

Forthcoming Events



Concert "Because of Joan"

Saturday 16th June 2018

7pm Forum North


A stunning array of vocal talent comes together to celebrate the extraordinary life and achievements of the late Joan Kennaway QSM.

Join us as a compelling line up of singing and entertainment stars hit the stage including the incomparable Helen Medlyn, Broadway star Hayden Tee, international Tenor Kawiti Waetford, rising Soprano Sophie Sparrow, the inimitable Luke Bird and Waipu’s singing sensation Emma Couper.

Along with performances from the Opera North Chorus and selected soloists from Joan Kennaway’s stable of singing students and friends, a classic night of vocal entertainment awaits followed by a special Champagne Gala post-show gathering to launch the Joan Kennaway Scholarship fund.

For ticket prices and bookings please click on the Book Now button above.


Grateful thanks are extended to Tracey Morris and Sue Shepherd who between them supply most of the photographs used on this website