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A rare masterpiece... with a great deal for under-

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Issued by The NBR New Zealand Opera

7 September 2008

A rare masterpiece comes to our shores...
with a great deal for under-25s


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“Anyone with an interest in theatre or music must see Jenůfa – it will be an unforgettable experience!” Aidan Lang, General Director of The NBR New Zealand Opera, has seen the world famous Glyndebourne Festival production several times and is delighted to be bringing it to New Zealand, opening in Auckland on 20 September and in Wellington on 11 October. “This,” he says, “is the acme of opera productions, created by the great Nikolaus Lehnhoff, one of opera’s directing heavyweights – the precision, detail, and taut construction are unsurpassed as a piece of direction and coexist seamlessly with the subtly expressionistic design. And nowhere in opera is reality more raw and uncensored than in Jenůfa; it’s intensely dramatic and deeply moving, and is as relevant to today’s audiences as it was to those a hundred years ago when it was written.”

In its commitment to fostering younger audiences, The NBR New Zealand Opera has a special ticket offer for under-25 year olds to experience this great masterpiece. From 9.00am on the day of the show, those under 25 who present their ID in person at the Aotea Centre box office (Auckland) or St James Theatre box office (Wellington) are eligible for the $25 ticket price, subject to ticket availability. Under-25s tickets cannot be reserved or put on hold, and only one ticket per ID can be purchased. Any ID that shows proof of age is accepted.

Banish your ideas of sweet and predictable love stories; Jenůfa has brave love, mad love, and crushing tragedy, its origins lying in a primal story of sex, lies, love and forgiveness. A stellar cast, headed by Anne Sophie Duprels as Jenůfa, Tom Randle as Laca, and Margaret Medlyn as the Kostelnička; the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and Vector Wellington Orchestra will deliver all of this, and much more.

The Genesis Energy Spring Season of Jenůfa

AUCKLAND – Aotea Centre, THE EDGE®

Sat 20, Thu 25 and Sat 27 September (7:30pm), Tue 23 September (6:30pm)


WELLINGTON – St James Theatre

Sat 11, Thu 16 and Sat 18 October (7:30pm), Tue 14 October (6:00pm)


Single Tickets: $49.50 to $159.50; Concessions available. Service fees apply.


Bookings: Ticketek nationwide: Tel 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 538) or www.ticketek.co.nz.
Further information at www.nzopera.com

The NBR New Zealand Opera receives core funding from Creative New Zealand.

The Spring Season of Jenůfa is sponsored by Genesis Energy.

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