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A Catch 22 where you actually win!


Issued by The NBR New Zealand Opera

14 September 2009

A Catch 22 where you actually win!

The NBR New Zealand Opera has declared war on empty seats in its performances with the implementation of Catch $22.

Catch $22 allows everybody to purchase tickets from 10am on the day of the performance for just $22 each. But there’s a catch: the tickets are for the Best of the Worst seats in the house, and the tickets must be purchased in person from the venue box office.

A limited number of Catch $22 tickets will be available for each performance of The NBR New Zealand Opera’s Genesis Energy season of Eugene Onegin, opening on Thursday 17 September in Auckland and Saturday 10 October in Wellington. For instant ticket notification of how many tickets are up for grabs, subscribe to the Opera’s text message service by texting NZO to the number 2343.

The Genesis Energy season of Eugene Onegin is a musical, visual and dramatic feast – all for just $22 with Catch $22.

Genesis Energy season of Eugene Onegin


Auckland – Aotea Centre, THE EDGE®

Thu 17, Sat 19, Thu 24 and Sat 26 September (7:30pm), Tue 22 September (6:30pm)

Wellington – St James Theatre

Sat 10, Thu 15 and Sat 17 October (7:30pm), Tue 13 October (6:00pm)

Single Tickets: $49.50 to $187.50. Concessions available. Service fees apply.

Bookings: The NBR NZ Opera Box Office, Tel (09) 379 4068 or (04) 499 8343, or:

Wellington: Ticketek outlets nationwide, Tel 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 538) or

Auckland: The Edge Box office, Tel (09) 357 3355 or visit

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

Eugene Onegin is made possible with major sponsorship from Genesis Energy



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