Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Superb New Zealand premiere of Donizetti masterpiece in the Catholic Cathedral

This was New Zealand’s first performance of Donizetti’s great opera, one of seven (I’m open to correction) that he wrote based on English and Scottish history and stories.  This one had a turbulent early history of censorship and numerous revisions because of its theme of battling royals and the execution of a crowned monarch. Days Bay Opera was not in a garden this time, but appropriately in a Catholic church... read more

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