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Nelson Opera In The Park

Gates open at 5 pm// Pre-show community entertainment begins at 5.30 pm // Trafalgar Park, Nelson
Early bird adult $25 (until Tue 31 January), full price adult $35, a child aged 5 – 15 years $9, a child under 5 FREE

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Nelson Opera in the Park returns to the city with some of the best New Zealand opera and contemporary singers alongside the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor David Kay.

Bring a picnic and enjoy a wonderful night of music in the open air for the whole family.
This is a carbon neutral event; we have estimated, reduced and offset the operational emissions of the whole event. We are also working towards zero waste – PLEASE leave nothing but footprints.

For performance updates go to or the ‘Nelson City Presents’ Facebook page.

The programme features:
Stan Walker
Annie Crummer
Oliver Sewell
Madeleine Pierard

Stan Walker
Few figures in Australian and New Zealand music can compare to Stan Walker, one of the finest popular entertainers of a generation. As a recording artist, Stan has surpassed over 300,000 music sales. In New Zealand, that accounts for one gold album, two platinum albums, one double platinum album, ten gold singles, and four platinum singles. He has also been awarded eight New Zealand Music Awards and is the five times winner of the Waiata Ma – ori airplay of the year award. In Australia, Stan has been nominated for five ARIA awards.

Annie Crummer
Crummer, widely considered a trailblazer for NZ female musical artists, was inducted earlier this month into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame along with fellow When the Cat’s Away members Debbie Harwood and Dianne Swann, and fellow contemporaries Margaret Urlich and Kim Willoughby (who of a certain age can forget the five’s 1988 number one hit ‘Melting Pot’?!). Annie has toured with such greats as Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, KD Lang, Ray Charles and Michael Jackson, and received an NZ Order of Merit for her services to music in 2017.

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Recognised nationally and celebrated locally for the depth of its work, the CSO believes that music can enrich lives in different ways and aims to share these experiences with as many people as possible.
Each year, the CSO presents a diverse programme of symphonic works both new and familiar, collaborations with celebrated artists across multiple genres, and brings live music experiences to people around the community – wherever they might be.
The CSO was twice a finalist in the New York Festival Radio awards, along with Radio New Zealand, and, in 2020, won the gold award for the live broadcast of the CSO’s 2019 opening Lamb & Hayward Masterworks concert, Phoenix. In 2021, the CSO was awarded the Community Arts Award for its work in Christchurch Men’s Prison.

NBS Community Stage
Pre-Concert entertainment from community performers.

Artistic Director: Peter Rainey

Tickets are also available via the Nelson City Council Customer Service Centre.
Open: Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Closed Christmas Eve until January 3

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