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Venue hire at Auckland Museum
WED 31 JULY, 6.30PM - 9.30PM
GRAND FOYER, AUCKLAND MUSEUM
STANDING TICKETS AVAILABLE - ONLY $50
(SEATED SOLD OUT)
Join us to for an intimate experience with NZ Opera's talented artists in Auckland Museum's stunning Grand Foyer.
Witness performances from Natasha Wilson (Soprano), Amitai Pati (Tenor), and James Harrison (Baritone) with accompanist Claire Caldwell in the Museum's stunning Grand Foyer as the museum comes alive with the sounds of Aotearoa.
LIVE at the Museum:
Natasha Wilson - Soprano
Amitai Pati - Tenor
James Harrison - Baritone
Food & Beverage
Our cafe 1929 will be open, with a bar and food available.
McCleods "Longboarder" craft pilsner available on tap.
Wines from Hãhã, Hawkes Bay: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Sauv Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sparkling Brut.
Low alcohol beer, a full ranges of soft drinks, and of course coffee are also available.
Antipasto Platter Package
A special pre-order antipasto platter package for two is also available for $49.
This includes two alcoholic drinks and an anti pasto platter with focaccia, tapenade, camembert, oil, prosciutto, salami, olives, pesto, grapes, crudites.*
Select this option when when pre-purchasing tickets.
* Vegetarian option also available
In collaboration with NZ Opera.
Seated tickets have now sold out. Standing room tickets are still available. We will have a limited number of stools available for use by those with standing room tickets, on a first come, first served basis.
The Museum Carpark will be open for use.
Please note: Entry is only through the Northern end of the Museum into the Grand Foyer.
Natasha Wilson is a New Zealand-born soprano, and has a Bachelor of Music, (Honours, first-class), majoring in classical vocal performance, from the University of Auckland. Natasha was recently based in San Francisco, where she completed her Post-Graduate Diploma in Vocal Studies, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of César Ulloa.
Natasha made her professional debut with New Zealand Opera, as a member of the company for their touring production of The Mikado. Natasha has also performed internationally with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra as the soprano soloist in both their ‘Spanish Baroque’ concert series, as well as their opera series, ‘Bittersweet Obsessions’.
As a 2018 Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera, Natasha was seen on stage as Paquette in Candide, during Auckland Arts Festival, Giannetta in L’Elisir D’amore, and as Adina in the ‘Opera in Schools tour’ version of The Elixir of Love, as part of New Zealand Opera’s Education programme. Natasha was also a member of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation’s mentoring programme from 2016-2018.
Natasha is currently based in the USA, and from September, will be a 2019-2021 Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera, PA.
Amitai Pati recently completed his time as an Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera. He made his debut with the company in the Summer season of 2017 as Borsa (Rigoletto), performing with his brother, Pene Pati, who sang the role of Il Duca in the same production. Other roles he performed with the company include: Gastone (La Traviata), Lord Cecil (Roberto Devereux), Beppe (Pagliacci) and Tenor Angel (It’s a Wonderful Life).
He completed an MA in Advanced Vocal Studies at the Wales International Academy of Voice under the tutelage of world renown tenor, Dennis O’Neill and continues working with his teacher, César Ulloa, in San Francisco. Past achievements include – Waiariki NZ Aria winner and taking first place in the prestigious Lexus SongQuest in New Zealand. Amitai makes his European debut in March 2020 singing Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles in France.
James Harrison graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland, and after a year as an emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera, studied with Margaret Kingsley at the Royal College of Music where he won the prestigious Lies Askonas Prize, the McCulloch Prize for Opera and a special director’s Prize. James then went on to the National Opera Studio.
On the concert platform James has sung with Sir David Willcocks (Messiah) at the Royal Albert Hall; the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge (The Creation) also at the Royal Albert Hall; the Classical Opera Company at the Barbican; and Peter Schreier (Weihnachts Oratorium) at St John’s Smith Square.
James has performed with a number of the major English opera houses, making his debut for English National Opera in Tansy Davis’ Between Worlds and his ROH debut in Opera Holland Park’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at The Lindbury Studio. Now resident in New Zealand, James has performed recently with New Zealand Opera in Carmen, Candide and The Barber of Seville, and La traviata with Festival Opera.
In collaboration with NZ Opera