Kōrero: Opera and musical theatre

New Zealand Opera Company: Porgy and Bess (2 o 2)

New Zealand Opera Company: Porgy and Bess

A photograph of the dress rehearsal for the New Zealand Opera Company's 1965 production of Porgy and Bess shows internationally famous bass Īnia Te Wīata (kneeling, second from right) as Porgy. The production included many Māori singers in the cast, and was a huge success when it toured New Zealand (though the Australian tour, like many a New Zealand venture into Australia, was financially crippling).

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-190159-F
Photograph by John Ashton

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Image courtesy of Rima Te Wiata

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Lindis Taylor, 'Opera and musical theatre - New Zealand opera companies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41884/new-zealand-opera-company-porgy-and-bess (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Lindis Taylor, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014