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A few hours of sun as the annual concert at Government House garden returns

By , 11/02/2012
There was more than the usual amount of nervousness about the weather which has disrupted things at least once before, but by dawn, no doubt after a sleepless night by the management and performers, the matter seemed to be under control, and the afternoon turned into the very special Wellington musical adventure that it has become over the past decade. This was the first concert in the grounds since... read more

Handelian enchantment upon Alcina’s magic island

By , 11/02/2012
Magic of a kind was certainly in the air both leading up to and throughout the performance of Handel's Alcina, staged in the garden of Canna House, the Days Bay home of one of the singers in the cast, soprano Rhona Fraser, who took the part of Morgana in the production. With a director, Sara Brodie, whose vision, theatrical instinct and creative capacities made light of the difficulties of... read more

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