26 Jun 2018

Upbeat for Tuesday 26 June

From Upbeat, 11:23 am on 26 June 2018



New research shows music lessons help children develop language and the United Kingdom’s official music charts will now include video views to decide who is number 1.

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file photo Photo: 123RF

1pm Lots of love in NZ Opera’s Elixir for emerging artist Natasha Wilson

New Zealand Opera’s The Elixir of Love continues at Wellington’s Opera House. NZO’s emerging young artist Natasha Wilson injects energy, sass and warmth into her role has Giannetta – a community leader in Donizetti’s comedic opera. Natasha talks about being on stage with some big opera personalities, her loves of the art form and her future career plan.

Natasha Wilson (centre) in NZ Opera's Elixir of Love

Natasha Wilson (centre) in NZ Opera's Elixir of Love Photo: bwmedia


We continue our series looking at the Suite of the day. Today we feature New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performing a suite from Janacek’s opera The Excursions of Mr Broucek, conducted and arranged by Peter Breiner.

NZSO performing at Shed 6

NZSO performing at Shed 6 Photo: Twitter - NZSO