16 Feb 2017

Opera’s leading lovers

From Upbeat, 1:05 pm on 16 February 2017

With names like Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo it’s hard to take New Zealand Opera’s The Mikado seriously. But while they are having fun, leading lovers Amelia Berry – as Yum-Yum - and Jonathan Abernethy – as her suitor Nanki-Poo - take their roles very seriously on stage. The Gilbert and Sullivan opera, directed by Stuart Maunder, opened this week to favourable reviews.

Jonathan Abernathy and Amelia Berry in The Mikado

Jonathan Abernathy and Amelia Berry in The Mikado Photo: David Rowland

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