Story: Popular music

First night of A Moorish maid

First night of A Moorish maid

New Zealand composer Alfred Hill's opera A Moorish maid premiered in Auckland on 26 June 1906 and launched the singing career of soprano Rosina Buckman. It ran for a week to full houses and was also staged in Wellington and Sydney. This is the first-night crowd at His Majesty's Theatre in Auckland. 

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Chris Bourke, 'Popular music - Shows, musical groups and songwriting, 1860s–1910s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014