May Soiree

May Soiree

Dear Opera Friends,

The second of our Winter Series concerts is only two weeks away (20th and 21st May).

Singing for us at this months concerts, Saturday 20th at the Vivian in Matakana and Sunday 21st at the Studio at 24 St Benedicts Street, Newton, Auckland, is the beautiful Eliza Boom and Katherine McIndoe. 

Come and hear these two young singers, both of who will be setting off overseas in a few months’ time. It will be a delightful evening.

Filipe Manu will be our guest artist for both of these evenings, this is your chance to hear him before he sings in our Opera later this year.

Don’t forget tickets are $50.00 and must be booked in advance either through the Vivian or Devin . We look forward to seeing you for a glass a wine, a sandwich and an evening of lovely music. 

The tickets for the Saturday show are available through the Vivian Gallery – 39 Omaha Valley Road, Matakana, RD5 Warkworth 0985, Phone: +64 9 422 9995 or Email: and the tickets for the Sunday show are available through Devin Phone: +64 9 523 1013 or Email:


Marlena Sets Off To Italy

Marlena sets off to Italy

Marlena sets off to Italy

Marlena has been offered a place at the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival 2017. The Mediterranean Opera Studio is a very prestigious teaching institute.

She will be studying and singing the role of Mimi in La Boheme and will be performing at the Festival in July.

Marlena will be working with the famous voice coach Jack LiVigni who is the head coach at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, he is also in charge of the Young Artist Program for the Royal Opera House. Working with him means that she is likely to be given a chance to sing Mimi elsewhere in Europe.

As you might imagine all this comes at a price. We have raised almost enough to help her with her fees so of course, any help would be appreciated.

The Auckland Opera Studio has underwritten her fees but we still need several thousand to complete her to Italy. By sending your donations to the Auckland Opera Studio we provide a receipt for tax purposes.

It is such a pleasure to see how well Marlena is singing and we must all be mindful of Frances Wilson’s experience and teaching skills, this wouldn’t be happening without her.

Marlena will be keeping us up to date with her time in Italy and we will publish this for everyone to enjoy.

If you would like to send donations to the Auckland Opera Studio for Marlena’s tuition, you can email Devin at for the Auckland Opera Studio account details. 

An Evening With Marlena Devoe

An Evening with Marlena Devoe

An Evening with Marlena Devoe

The Auckland Opera Studio is privileged to be able to offer you this unique opportunity to hear – up close and personal – the finest soprano voice New Zealand has on offer. 

On Sunday, 09th April, we have organised for Marlena to be with us in the Studio at 24 St Benedicts Street, Newton, Auckland to showcase for you her voice before she returns to Europe. it is a rare opportunity for us to bring you such a developed talent – one that has been nurtured and polished so well by Frances. it is likely we will have few opportunities to see Marlena in the foreseeable future so we wish this evening to bring you a close encounter with a young woman who is at the top of her game. she represents the best in New Zealand opera talent. 

Seats are limited so get in fast. Doors will open at 5:00pm for 5:30pm start, the door price is $50 and you will receive a complimentary glass of wine and a a few hors d’oeuvre.

This is one soiree you should not miss. To secure your tickets call 09 523 1013 or email or bring cash on the night.


We hope to see you all there. 

Operanesia – A Great Success!

Operanesia – A great success!

Operanesia – A great success!

The Operanesia evening was certainly an excellent success with a wonderful turn out and an evening of beautiful singing in a picturesque location. Although rainy, spirits were still high and the rain couldn’t deter from the delightful music produced by Operanesia. A truly splendid evening made even better by the wonderful turnout keen to experience the beautiful and powerful voices of these young men. A true inspiration. Here are a small selection of pictures from the evening. 


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