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presented by Opéra Risqué

[1hr 30min]

at Galatos, Auckland
From 5 Mar 2013 to 8 Feb 2013

Reviewed by:  Glen Pickering;


Oh! is for Opera is a quick paced, satirical journey; a rewrite of operatic history that highlights the absurd, ridiculous, fun, and naughty nature of opera. Men dressed as women dressed as men, orgies, tantric love triangles and plot twists more confusing than Days of our Lives. Live at Galatos, March 5-8, Oh! is for Opera is an adults-only education on the subtleties of what many believe is a dying art form.

After the success of their sold-out 2011 Auckland Fringe debut, Opéra Risqué is back with a revue show based on operatic absurdity - Castrati and pants-roles and phantoms, Oh My! If you think opera is only for the old, these ladies are here to prove you wrong.

Starring a cast of some of New Zealand's finest young opera talent, cherry-picked for their dulcet tones as well as their bangin' bods and accompanied by a live band. Cast includes Jessie Graham and Tamsyn Matchett who were last seen singing for Charles (that's Prince Charles) and Cassandra McCowan, a current soloist for this year's Christmas in the Park.

Come explore the naughty nature of this art form with a bit of tease and not too much sleaze.

“Wonderful, thoroughly entertaining...Sexy, fun, engaging and professional.” - Te Oti Rakena, Head of Voice, University of Auckland

“The audience was treated to a trip round the world of broken-hearted beauties.” - Theatre scenes

Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to

OH! IS FOR OPERA plays March 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th – 8pm
Galatos, 17 Galatos St, Auckland
Show Duration: 90min
Tickets: $25, $20 concession *service fee may apply
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