Mansfield Park


Settlers Country Manor, 81 Waimauku Station Road, Huapai, Waimauku 0812

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Sunday 21 April 2024



Ticket prices range between $25 and $95


New Zealand Opera
0800 696 737


Open the door to the hidden world of the Regency drawing room as we dive into Jane Austen's timeless tale of manners, marriage, and money. This unique production, staged in some of our most exquisite historic venues, promises an intimate musical experience that Austen herself would have relished.

Meet our charming heroine, Fanny, pin-sharp but poor and head over heels for her cousin Edmund.

Edmund, training to become a clergyman, finds himself captivated by their new neighbour, Mary. Mary's charismatic brother, Henry, has his sights set on none other than Fanny. But can she trust his intentions? And what about Fanny's uncle, Sir Thomas, who insists that she must accept Henry – and his £4,000 a year?

Austen's wit is famous, but Fanny, a character of understated grace, unveils her emotions not just through touching arias and conversations but through the profound eloquence of silence. It's a true embodiment of Georgian decorum, taken to the extreme. Accompanying this tale is Jonathan Dove's elegant score, intricately composed for singers and piano in a chamber setting, seamlessly weaving into the era's atmosphere.

Join us as we step back in time to explore the delicate dance of love, ambition, and societal expectations in Austen's world.

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