Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

"Show Stopping" Soprano to Perform At Festival

Media Release 27th October 2006

"Show Stopping" Soprano to Perform in Dunedin's Heritage Festival '07

While British music critics are lauding the debut performance of Dunedin soprano Anna Leese at Covent Garden this week, back home there's excitement building for Anna's return to Dunedin next year where she will perform during the inaugural Dunedin Heritage Festival.

Anna Leese, whose performance in Puccini's opera La Boheme was described as 'show stopping', will take part in a concert of two halves that will celebrate some of Dunedin's extraordinary artistic talent. Performing with the Southern Sinfonia and the City of Dunedin Choir, Anna's programme will include a selection of popular arias. The programme has not been finalised yet but expectations are growing… will Dunedin be treated to her vibrant 'show stopping' Musetta?

In a rich tapestry of music and film, the second half of the Heritage Festival's Southern Sinfonia concert will feature a collaborative work by the Sinfonia and nhnz (Natural History NZ). Dunedin Composer Trevor Coleman will take the score he composed for nhnz 's Equator series and for which he received an Emmy nomination, and he will synthesise and condense the episodic music into a work with an inner development of its own. Film from the series will then be overlayed to create a multi artwork in the genre of Southern Journeys, Sinfonia Antartica, and Timeless Lands.

Dunedin Heritage Festival Director, Caroline Cook, says Dunedin's resource of talent rivals that of any other New Zealand city. "If an excuse was ever needed to celebrate the city's cultural achievements then the Heritage Festival is it."

While the theme of the inaugural Heritage Festival is music heritage it will embrace the cultural diversity of the community and events will be staged against the backdrop of Dunedin's heritage buildings in a true celebration of Dunedin's distinctive blend of cultural heritage, architectural character and lifestyle choice. Pre- bookings can be made at events@dunedinheritagefestival.co.nz

Dunedin Heritage Festival 22-26 March 2007

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What We Could Do For Hong Kong, If Only We Dared

There has been something repulsive about PM Jacinda Ardern’s assurances that our joint 5 Eyes criticism of China’s actions over Hong Kong – and China’s harsh reaction – are all well understood on both sides. According to Ardern, it has been a case of us saying the sort of things we’ve said before, them acknowledging our need to do so, and then them responding much as we would expect them to do. All neat and tidy. Frankly, if all of this is merely virtue signalling on our part, and huffy declarations of independence on their part, then what’s the point of this diplomatic dance..? More>>

 

Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>

ALSO:

National: Leader’s Speech At Annual General Meeting

Good morning delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking as your leader. I’d like to acknowledge the party president, regional chairs, board members, National Party staff, our MPs, our candidates, and most importantly, you – the delegates, ... More>>

ALSO:


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>

ALSO:

APEC: New Zealand Ready To Host Virtually

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels