It’s just so exciting to be in the position of launching a major new company with such wonderfully talented people.

Matthew Ross, Artistic Director

It is glorious to connect with the magnetic force that is Don Giovanni again, especially with such a dynamic, all star New Zealand cast.

Sara Brodie, Director


About Wellington Opera

Wellington Opera will take audiences on an exciting journey of musical and theatrical discovery, featuring world-class Wellington and New Zealand artists and creatives working to a sustainable model for producing opera in Wellington, in collaboration with the broader opera scene in New Zealand.

Wellington Opera is grateful to the foundations, companies, and private benefactors that have come in behind this important initiative.  If would like to join them, please get in touch.




Productions featuring leading New Zealand artists, creatives and production team

Accessible tickets

Bringing new and diverse audiences to experience opera at the Wellington Opera House


Watch out for New Zealand premieres of works that have wowed opera lovers internationally


Wellington Opera will lead the sector as a carbon neutral arts organisation from inception

Wellington Opera thanks the following funders, foundations and donors:

Margaret Doucas Trust

Wellington City Council, Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation, Creative New Zealand, Lion Foundation, Four Winds Foundation, New Zealand Community Trust, New Zealand Opera Foundation, Pub Charity, ONE Foundation, Pelorus Trust

 John and Margaret Hunn, Turnovsky Endowment Trust, Adam Foundation, Anonymous x2

C Ferguson, S des Tombe, L Holborow, E McLeay, G & H Hawke, P Ridley-Smith & F Wong, G & H Hawke, A Young, S Perry, A Bushell, N Young, A Mallinson, C Gibbons, J & M Milne, V Breen, G West, A Evans & O Alleyne, S Rinaldi