21 Mar 2018

Opera shoots for the moon

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 21 March 2018

What if Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin weren’t the first men on the moon, but encountered a group of stranded characters from a Jules Verne novel? And what if Wellington’s Cuba Street was transformed into a lunar landscape?

Buzz Aldrin on the moon

Buzz Aldrin on the moon Photo: NASA

And what if Anthony Ritchie’s street opera The Eagle Has Landed was being performed no fewer than six times over the coming weekend?

Director Jacqueline Coats talks to Upbeat about NZ Opera and Capital! Steampunk’s contribution to this year’s CubaDupa.