The Opera Club

Innovative Opera for All

Welcome to The Opera Club, a place for opera lovers in Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region who wish to share their passion for genre.

The objectives of the Club are to help develop opera singers, provide performance opportunities, host concerts, contribute to local events including corporate, local government and sporting events, as well as providing entertainment at opening ceremonies and festive occasions.

If you’re a performer, supporter or follower of opera, we'd love to have you on board.  Feel free to explore the rest of the site for ways in which you can get involved with opera in Canterbury.

Mark Your Diaries

Tuesday 12th March 2019 - Musical Mentors Concert Series
12.10pm to 12.50pm at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch - featuring Rachel Doig, Soprano with Michael Lawrence, Piano
Rachel has performed in many local operas and productions and will be performing her favourite works with Michael Lawrence as accompanist.  Michael will also be presenting some solo piano works in this memorable recital.
Door donation $15 adults, $10 for Concert Trust Friends and $5 students. To reserve please email:

Monday 25th March 2019 - The Great Hall, 1.10pm to 1.50pm
Come along and enjoy The Opera Club performing favourite operatic arias and ensembles in the Lunchtime Concert series with Sharolyn Kimmorley, Artistic Director.
Purchase tickets at the Great Hall entrance from midday on the day of the concert.
$15 – Adults, $10 – Friends of the Arts Centre and Concerts for Christchurch Foundation Trust members, $5 – Students and children.  For reservations and enquiries email or telephone 03-366-0989.

Saturday 30th March 2019 – Christchurch Art Gallery, 7.00pm - Opera meets Art
A wonderful night of popular opera teamed with a silent auction of fine art from some of Canterbury's most popular artists. The Opera Club will be performing under the artistic direction of Sharolyn Kimmorley.  This special event benefits the NZ Brain Research Institute Trust.  Tickets are $77.50 and include canapés and refreshments.  To purchase tickets -, or telephone 03-353-1240.