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Eight Songs for a Mad King

New Zealand Opera

No. of reviews: 4

Inside out
14 Mar 20 / Bachtrack
'Eight Songs for a Mad King' well worth experiencing
6 Mar 20 / Stuff
A brilliantly thought-out and constructed performance
6 Mar 20 / Scoop
As King George, Robert Tucker's freakishly large range becomes apparent
6 Mar 20 / Wellingtonista

New Zealand International Arts Festival

No. of reviews: 2

New opera the highlight of Wellington's festival
8 Mar 14 / National Business Review
The audience left stunned by the impact of this earthy, rich, moving "opera" for our time
3 Mar 14 / Stuff

NBR New Zealand Opera

No. of reviews: 4

An act of faith for all concerned
20 Mar 12 / New Zealand Herald
Hohepa - a great but flawed opera
19 Mar 12 / National Business Review
Impressive blend of Maori and opera
16 Mar 12 / Stuff
New opera celebrates imprisoned Maori hero
16 Mar 12 / San Francisco Chronicle
Warrior's legend shapes operatic journey
A new opera, Hohepa, brings to life the story of a Maori transported to Tasmania for defending his people's land.
Oedipus Rex

New Zealand International Arts Festival

No. of reviews: 1

Powerful Stravinsky works open festival
28 Feb 12 / National Business Review
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News & Articles

Dramatic Spanish opera for next year's festival
Among the special events at the New Zealand Festival in March next year will be the sole performance of the contemporary opera Ainadamar, one of the 21st century’s major operas.
14 Dec 2013 / National Business Review
Kiwi opera in festival lineup
A large-scale opera based on the true story of a friendship between a Maori chief and a Pakeha settler during the New Zealand Wars will be one of the standout shows in next year's International Arts Festival.
14 Jul 2011 / Stuff
2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival
First events announced for 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival.
5 Aug 2009 / Scoop
Wellington's art Festival may draw 300,000
The New Zealand International Festival of the Arts will lure an audience of 300,000 people and generate NZ$20 million ($13 million) for the nation's capital city.
25 Feb 2006 / Bloomberg
Music 'like the mosaic technique of an artist'
Tan Dun's Tea: A Mirror of the Soul is a genre-stretching and thought-provoking piece of musical theatre, to be presented at this year's International Festival of the Arts.
25 Jan 2006 / New Zealand Herald