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.

The Opera Club's Trustees have the responsibility of appointing an Artistic Director to fulfill the Club's artistic objectives. The role of Artistic Director involves:

  • programming concerts, one act operas, and any other performances that meet The Opera Club's criteria of being “Innovative Opera for All” and
  • selecting a group of singers to perform
  • providing coaching to performing members of the Club in order to  develop and grow local talent

To extend public appeal and attract new audience members, The Opera Club often includes non-operatic works in its performances.

The Opera Club is excited and honoured to have Sharolyn Kimmorley as our current Artistic Director.