Following the sell out February Twilight Concert in the Garden this year, ACAS and the Auckland Opera Studio together with generous sponsorship from Turn Up the Music combine to bring Arrowtown locals a Sunday Night at the Opera.
Starring Internationally renown New Zealand born Mezzo-Soprano Bianca Andrew who is a current member of the Opera studio 'Oper-Frankfurt', where she made her German début in 2018.
Bianca has given performances with all the major orchestras in New Zealand in repertoire. She has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra and with the Cambridge Philharmonic A passionate recitalist, she was the winner of the 2016 Song Prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards at London’s Wigmore Hall.
Bianca is joined by Award winning Soprano Amelia Berry who following completing her studies at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington completed her Masters at the Manhattan School of Music. Amelia has won the Napier Aria in 2011, the New Zealand Aria in 2010, the Wellington Aria in 2009 and the Otago Daily Times (Dunedin) Aria in 2008. Amelia currently performs with the Scottish National Opera.
The magic of these voices will be accompanied by David Kelly who is the principal Repetiteur for New Zealand Opera and performs regularly with the Auckland Philharmonic and Auckland Chamber Orchestras. David trained at the Australian Opera Studio in Perth Western Australia.