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A New Years eve night at the opera. Once again offering and evening of elegant music and dance. Featuring Marlena Ott-Devoe, Joel Amosa.

A New Years eve night at the opera. Once again offering and evening of elegant music and dance. Featuring Marlena Ott-Devoe, Joel Amosa.

A New Years night at the Opera. Once again offering and evening of elegant music and dance. Featuring Marlena Ott-Devoe, Joel Amosa. And introducing young and exciting new opera singers Kilika Leavasa. Ipu Antoinette Tuipea, Paul Leavea.

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Joel Amosa – Samoan Bass-Baritone, Joel Amosa completed his Music Degree and Post-Graduate diploma under the tutelage of Isabel Cunningham and Frances Wilson at the University of Otago. In 2012, Joel debuted his Operatic career with two leading Mozartian roles: Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro with Opera Otago and Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte with both The Auckland Opera Studio and Opera Hawkes Bay. Joel has performed the bass roles in Mozarts arrangement of Handels Messiah, with Bach Musica, Haydn’s Thereisenmesse and Harmoniemesse, Faures Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Napier Civic Choir and Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Southern Sinfonia in Dunedin.

Marlena Ott-Devoe – Marlena discovered her passion for music at a very young age. In 1998, she was part of the Opera New Zealand Children’s Chorus and was involved in their productions of La Boheme, Cavalleria Rusiticana, I Pagliacci and The Pied Piper. In 2004 to 2005, she was a member of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir, which toured America and Canada. It wasn’t until she completed her studies at Baradene in 2005, that she realised her true passion was opera. She graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian and German in 2009 and is currently completing her Bachelor of Music Honours in Performance Voice with Carmel Carroll and Rosemary Barnes. Marlena was awarded a Lilburn Trust Performance Award in 2010 from the

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Formal Attire – Black Tie
Doors Open – 7pm
Dinner – 8pm
Show – 9pm

Jackie Fepauleai 7774767
Kereti Ah Liki 7770591
Francine Fruean 7770987