We are passionate about the arts and proud to have supported New Zealand Opera for more than 25 years.
Since New Zealand Opera was formed more than two decades ago, the company has presented over 460 opera performances that include mainscale opera, touring productions, festival productions, concerts and other events to audiences of more than 730,000. Alongside this the Company has pioneered extensive participation programmes for school children, young people and adults that have resulted in over 100,000 people engaging with opera in educational and meaningful ways. New Zealand Opera also has a thriving Artist Development Programme in association with the Dame Malvina Major Foundation.
The Company’s ambition is to lead opera from Aotearoa in a way that reimagines the art form; embraces the cultural and social identities of our diverse communities; and ensures a vibrant and sustainable presence for opera in New Zealand. This provides employment opportunities for many hundreds of arts professional who come together to produce what some say is one of the most complex of all art forms.
We are the official sponsor of New Zealand Opera's “Developing New Zealand Talent” initiative, which aims to support and grow New Zealand stage director talent. We provide comprehensive legal support over the full range of the company’s needs.
Chapman Tripp has always been passionate about the arts and we are very proud to have supported the opera company for nearly 25 years.Edward Scorgie, relationship partner for New Zealand Opera & CSR Committee Chair
New Zealand Opera operates in a unique way, engaging local orchestras, technicians, artists and chorus for all performances. This ensures the company is truly part of the communities in which it performs. Operating in this way reinforces New Zealand Opera's commitment to developing the art form and supporting the performing arts ecosystem in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Learn more about New Zealand Opera’s activities by watching the video above.