Phone: (09) 921 7801

Venue Types: Education provider

Training singers is only one side of Opera Factory’s mission. The other side is to bring the experience and passion of opera to wider audiences.

This makes a double challenge in programming - to find works that offer suitable roles for developing singers, and at the same time to present a programme that is entertaining and enjoyable

The challenge has been met, and the Opera Factory repertoire includes a range of styles from comic to strongly dramatic, and composers from Mozart and Rossini to Puccini, Menotti and a very jazzy Shostakovich.

Opera Factory and its audiences represent a equally wide range of ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, dispelling the common belief that opera is elitist.