The Karaka Collective is a new ensemble of old friends: pianist and music director Lindy Tennent-Brown, mezzosoprano Wendy Dawn Thompson and baritone James Harrison. All three have glittering international careers in Europe. The concert titled ‘Songs and Duets of Love and (In)fidelity’, draws on music from across a wide range of genres, all reflecting on the themes of love discovered, understood, toyed with, relished, released and, occasionally, discarded. The programme contains two operatic duets – a funny, teasing scene between Sid and Nancy from Britten’s Albert Herring, and a gripping marital dispute between the Duke and Duchess of Nottingham in Roberto Devereux by Donizetti – and concludes with a pair of lovers reuniting after attempting to live apart in ‘I’d give it all for you’ from Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World (1995). There’s something to suit every taste, performed in a variety of languages, and introduced by the performers.
How to buy tickets:
Single tickets are $40, or $10 for those under 26. A school child attending with an adult who has purchased a full-price ticket is free.
You can buy single tickets (transaction fees may apply) by:
• booking online at: Eventifinda Bookings
• booking over the counter at ‘Visitor i-Sites’ in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Carterton, Masterton and Martinborough
• phoning Eventfinda: 0800BUYTIX or 0800 289 849
Note: Eventfinda will not accept postal bookings or payment by cheque. Tickets for all online and phone bookings will be emailed to you.
• at the venue: from 2.30pm on the day of the concert (cash only).
The CMNZ Regional Series is supported by The Deane Endowment Trust Artist Development Fund.