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Frontseat, Sunday 20th February, 10.30pm TV One


Frontseat, Sunday 20th February, 10.30pm TV One

Opera's Last Gasp: Apart from the one-night-only performance of "The Death of Klinghoffer", the NBR NZ Opera is having a quiet year. Just two productions in just two cities will help the five year old company claw back its finances and plan for the future. But will it work? Jeremy Hansen investigates.

How to Save the Opera in 20 Minutes: In the week that cricket launches Twenty20 to bring the masses back to the game, Frontseat appoints two competing teams of enthusiasts to produce the best plan for getting more opera to more New Zealanders.

The Missing Link: A new NZ feature film is soon to go into production. Based on a popular and award-winning stage play, it's backed by two major studios and NZ Film Commission funds. But the woman who made the play a success won't be starring in the film. Julie Hill asks whether this is so unusual.

Doomed, Doomed, All Doomed: Francis Upritchard is home from London to show her collection of creepy faux-curios in colonial style museum cases at Artspace. It's her first solo presentation at a public NZ art space and she sits amongst her creations whilst reading to Frontseat viewers from related writings.

Plus: We're giving away two copies of the brand new Kronos Quartet CD 'Mugam Sayagi - the music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh'.

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The Frontseat Team TV One

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