The Shades are a quartet of young Auckland singers who are embarking on a tour of six centres around the country, starting this Sunday.
The ensemble (Ipu Laga’aia, Manase Latu, Taka Vuni and Samson Setu) has been part of the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa programme for young singers and have each performed regularly as soloists in concerts around New Zealand.
This past year, Manase and Samson have been based in New York where they're Lindemann Young Artists at the Metropolitan Opera.
A couple of days ago, The Shades came into our Auckland studios to talk with Tim Dodd and perform some songs.
Ben Ryan: Heart of My Heart - The Shades (RNZ 2021)
Zdenko Runjić: Samo Moru Virujen (Only the Sea is Swirling) - The Shades (RNZ 2021)
25 July, 5:30pm - Little Theatre, Lower Hutt, Wellington
29 July, 7:00pm - The Piano, Christchurch
7 August, 7:30pm Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson
13 August, 7:30pm MTG Hawkes Bay, Napier
14 August, 7:00pm - Baycourt Theatre, Tauranga
22 August, 5:30pm - Q Theatre, Auckland