New Zealand Opera Group's first opening night

18 October 1954

New Zealand Opera Company poster, 1958 (Alexander Turnbull Library, Eph-F-OPERA-NZOC-1967-01)

Soon to be renamed the New Zealand Opera Company, the Group performed Gian Carlo Menotti’s comic opera The telephone in Wellington. The performance was broadcast live on radio.

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'New Zealand Opera Group's first opening night', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/the-new-zealand-opera-group-has-its-first-opening-night, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 7-Sep-2020