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NZ Opera presents “A time to reflect – A memorial concert for Christchurch”

August 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


A time to reflect

A memorial concert for Christchurch

Sunday 4 August, 2pm

Christchurch Transitional Cathedral


After learning about the tragic events of 15 March, Egyptian Bass-Baritone Ashraf Sewailam, currently performing in The Barber of Seville, felt compelled to honour the victims in the best way he knew how – through song. Ashraf comments –

“I was deeply touched by the response of the people and government to the tragedy. What resonated with me the most was that such response made apparent how this beautiful country embraces pluralism and inclusion of all its residents and citizens regardless of colour or creed. It’s what made me feel the need to contribute by singing.” 

Ashraf will joined by acclaimed soprano Amanda Atlas, with both singers accompanied by New Zealand Opera’s Director of Music, Wyn Davies. Entry is by koha with funds going towards the Our People, Our City fund administered by Victim Support.

We would be grateful if you would circulate this information to your teams and networks as this is a free event open to the public.

A dropbox of print collateral can be found here.

More information can also be found on the Facebook event page.

Ashraf Sewailam
Amanda Atlas
Wyn Davies

Concert Programme

In no particular order, the concert programme includes:

Ashraf Sewailam – Four Serious Songs Op.12, Brahms

Amanda Atlas – Wesendonck Lieder, Wagner

Ashraf & Amanda – Four Duets Op.28, Brahms

RSVP’s are not required but if you have any questions please contact rosalind@nzopera.co.nz.

We hope you can join us for this special event,

The team at New Zealand Opera


August 4, 2019
2:00 pm


Christchurch Transitional Cathedral
Latimer Square
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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