Friday, 1 January 2021
NZSO: Ngū Kīoro…Harikoa Ake; Celebrating Togetherness

8.00 NZSO: Ngū Kīoro…Harikoa Ake; Celebrating Togetherness

Happy New Year, everyone!

Simon O’Neill, Maisey Rika, Horomona Horo and Eliza Boom

Simon O’Neill, Maisey Rika, Horomona Horo and Eliza Boom Photo: NZSO

Programme:

Ngū Kīoro… Harikoa Ake  was performed and recorded on 26 June 2020 to a sold out audience and celebrates the enormous effort New Zealanders made to protect the vulnerable and eliminate COVID-19.  Includes opera favourites from Carmen, La Bohème, Othello, and Der Rosenkavalier, songs by Maisey Rika, and New Zealand works by Gareth Farr and John Psathas.

FARR: From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs: I. The Invocation of the Sea

BIZET: Carmen Suite No 1: VI. Les Toreadors

BIZET: Carmen, Parle-moi de ma mère

BIZET: Carmen Suite No 2: VI. Danse Bohème

PSATHAS: Tarantismo

Maisey RIKA: Tangaroa Whakamautai

Maisey RIKA: Taku Mana

PUCCINI: La Bohème, Si, mi chiamano Mimi

PUCCINI: La Bohème, O soave fanciulla

VERDI : Otello, Niun mi tema

R STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op 59

TOMOANA: Pōkarekare Ana

Eliza Boom (soprano), Simon O'Neill (tenor), Maisey Rika (vocals), Horomona Horo (Taonga Pūoro), Voices New Zealand, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich

Recorded in Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington on 26 June 2020 by RNZ Concert

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