7:30PM Saturday, 15 February, 2020 NZST  at  Trafalgar Park, Trafalgar Street, Nelson
Opera in the Park

Nelson Opera in the Park returns to the city, with top New Zealand opera and contemporary singers alongside our national orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Bring a picnic and soak up the atmosphere for this wonderful night of music in the open air. With affordable ticket prices, this is a world-class event that everyone can enjoy.

Bring warm clothing, a torch and rug if in the picnickers' area. Those with chairs please sit in the designated areas. Bring your picnic or buy from delicious food stalls on site.


Tickets (excluding service fees)
Early bird adult $15 (until Friday January 17)
Full price adult $25
Child (5 - 15) $5
Child under 5 FREE

Tickets also available through all Ticket Direct outlets (Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Richmond Mall and Nelson, Blenheim i-SITE etc.)


More Information PERFORMERS
Nelson City Brass

Opera in the Park
Tami Neilson
We are thrilled to feature Tami Neilson alongside the NZSO at this summer's concert. Coming off extensive national and international tours, Tami brings her powerhouse voice to Nelson this summer. "There are singers and then there is Tami Neilson, for whom the word 'singer' just isn't big enough."
No one forgets the first time they saw Tami Neilson. She can hush a room with an original song that channels the hurting spirit of Patsy Cline or the sensuality of Peggy Lee, or bring the audience to its feet on a rockabilly raver.

Joel Amosa and Eliza Boom
Joel Amosa - Baritone, and Eliza Boom - Soprano, are the winner and runner-up respectively of the 2018 Lexus Song Quest.Joel completed his music degree and postgraduate diploma under the tutelage of Isabel Cunningham and Frances Wilson at the University of Otago.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
We are honoured to welcome the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra back to Nelson Opera in the Park. One of the world's oldest national symphony orchestras, the NZSO has charmed audiences with memorable concerts and recordings since 1947. The NZSO is recognised as an outstanding orchestra of international stature and its reputation for artistic excellence attracts many of the world's leading conductors and soloists each year. In 2016, the NZSO was nominated for Best Orchestral Performance at the prestigious Grammy Awards.

Jason Kerrison
Jason Kerrison is an award winning singer/songwriter, perhaps best known as the front-man for NZ icon band Opshop (their 2007 album Second Hand Planet yielded the singles 'Maybe' and the inescapable 'One Day" and made them the first local band ever to reach number one on itunes NZ).
Ticket Pricing (NZD)
  • General Admission
  • Adult
  • Child
*All prices include applicable taxes


The following fees may apply:

  • A per ticket service fee.
  • $0.00 Per transaction for Print Your Own eTickets.
  • $3.00 Per transaction for pickup tickets.
  • $6.00 Per transaction for NZ courier deliveries.
  • $9.00 Per transaction for NZ rural deliveries.
  • A fee from 3.00 % will apply on the total value of all electronic transactions including credit and debit cards.
Additional Disclaimers

No refunds or exchanges on any ticket price except as required by Law.

All Prices and all Other Charges are Inclusive of all taxes, if any.