Story: Opera and musical theatre

Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor

Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor

Malvina Major (Lucia) with Timothy Hawley (Enrico, left) and Richard Greager (Edgardo, right) in a scene from the landmark 1988 production of Lucia di Lammermoor by the Wellington City Opera. The company, which had emerged from the De La Tour Opera group in 1984, staged increasingly professional productions during the 1980s, starring highly accomplished singers in the principal roles.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1988/3902
Photograph by Phil Reid

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Lindis Taylor, 'Opera and musical theatre - The survival of opera', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Lindis Taylor, published 22 Oct 2014